Continuing my learning about the user data backups offered by mastodon instances, I started asking questions, and found some answers.
The very first tip was that JSON.awk could be used to view the backup files. A number of browser tabs were added to the already large number in use here.
Linux or Unix systems would handle it easier. I am a Windows user, comfortable on machines I keep tuned and running well, smooth and productively, so that was not ideal.
But just now, a friend gave me a good pointer -- and I managed to look inside my personal archive from my other account for the very first time. 🙂
My archive for a 7.5 months old mastodon (quite active) account contains :
My friend suggested I could be able to view the JSON file here (JSON Editor Online)
And -- it worked,
Two snapshots :
Thanks B for this! 🙂
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