macOS: Display and delete browser downloads

July 16, 2019
Ein iMac steht auf einem Schreibtisch.
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If you think deleting your browser history erases all traces, you need to change your religion. Downloads from Firefox and Safari are still stored in a log file on your computer. No matter how many times you clear your browser history. Want an example?

Ein kleiner Auszug aus meiner Downloads-Liste.

If you don’t want anyone poking around your history, you can view the list and, of course, delete it. This can be done conveniently in the terminal.

Show list

$ sqlite3 ~/Library/Preferences/* 'select LSQuarantineDataURLString from LSQuarantineEvent'

Delete list

$ sqlite3 ~/Library/Preferences/* 'delete from LSQuarantineEvent'
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