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A module to back up data from Quora.

Project Description

A syncing approach to backing up Quora answers, questions, votes, and follows. Rather than fetching your entire history of Quora activity all at once, quora-backup checks your recent Quora activity and saves only the new entries. **Run it regularly to maintain a full backup.** This not only allows backups to be performed faster and more frequently, but also makes less requests to Quora's servers and doesn't face request rate-limiting issues like some older backup techniques do. It supports backing up to **JSON and CSV**. More file formats and databases to come.

You will need [Python 2]( [pip]( is recommended for installing dependencies.

$ git clone
$ cd quora-backup
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Installing without git
For the less technical users who want to use quora-backup without installing git:

1. [Download quora-backup]( and extract the files from the `.zip` archive
2. Open a terminal or command prompt window and enter the folder using `cd`
3. Run `pip install -r requirements.txt` (after installing Python and pip)


$ python Christopher-J-Su # defaults to flat-file json backups

To access the help for the options and arguments:

$ python --help

-p, --path TEXT Specify a path at which to store the
backup files.
-t, --type [answers|questions|upvotes|question_follows]
Specify only one type of activity to be
backed up.
-f, --format [json|csv] Specify a format for the backup. Defaults
to JSON.
--help Show this message and exit. Show this message and exit.

Backup Formats
To specify a format for your backup:

$ python --format csv Christopher-J-Su

For a list of available backup formats, read the help (see [Usage](#usage) section).

JSON Backup Details
Your content will be stored in the following files, in whatever directory you run the above command in:


CSV Backup Details
Your content will be stored in the following files, in whatever directory you run the above command in:


The resulting CSV output will have columns (fields/attributes) delimited by commas and rows (entries) delimited by new lines. The first row will be a header row, containing the names of the fields.

Specifying an Activity
You can also specify only one activity to be backed up. For instance, to only back up answers:

$ python --type answers Christopher-J-Su
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