$ ls ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles bgq13udo.default $
Within that directory is a places.sqlite SQLite database. OS X comes with the sqlite3 program for creating, viewing, and editing SQLite databases - see Using SQLite for information on how to use the program.
You can see the tables within the database by issuing the command .tables. One of the tables is moz_bookmarks.
$ sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/bgq13udo.default/places.sqlite SQLite version 3.8.5 2014-08-15 22:37:57 Enter ".help" for usage hints. sqlite> .tables moz_anno_attributes moz_favicons moz_items_annos moz_annos moz_historyvisits moz_keywords moz_bookmarks moz_hosts moz_places moz_bookmarks_roots moz_inputhistory sqlite>
You can see the layout of that table by using the .schema command.
sqlite> .schema moz_bookmarks CREATE TABLE moz_bookmarks ( id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, type INTEGER, fk INTEGER DEFAULT NULL, parent INTEGER, position INTEGER, title LONGVARCHAR, keyword_id INT EGER, folder_type TEXT, dateAdded INTEGER, lastModified INTEGER, guid TEXT); CREATE INDEX moz_bookmarks_itemindex ON moz_bookmarks (fk, type); CREATE INDEX moz_bookmarks_parentindex ON moz_bookmarks (parent, position); CREATE INDEX moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex ON moz_bookmarks (fk, lastModified); CREATE UNIQUE INDEX moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex ON moz_bookmarks (guid); sqlite>
You can join that table with the moz_places table to see a list of your bookmarks using the SQL command below:
SELECT h.url, b.title FROM moz_places h JOIN moz_bookmarks b on h.id = b.fk;
In this case I needed just the URL for one particular bookmark with a title that contained the word "portal", which I was able to find with the SQL command below:
sqlite> SELECT h.url, b.title FROM moz_places h JOIN moz_bookmarks b on h.id = b.fk WHERE b.title LIKE "%portal%"; https://codexcmportal/|Code X Configuration Management Portal sqlite>
The syntax of the command to use to search for a particular bit of text in a record in a table is as follows:
SELECT * FROM [table] WHERE [field] LIKE '%stringtosearchfor%';
The SQL LIKE operator can be used to locate records in a table that match a given string. The percent sign can be used as a wildcard character, i.e., in this case the % before "portal" represents any number of characters that might appear before the word and the % after "portal" represents any number of characters that may appear afterwards, allowing me to find the bookmark URL I needed when I knew that "portal" appeared in it, but couldn't recall it exactly.
Another alternative for viewing the database tables on an Apple system is to use DB Browser for SQLite on OS X. The software is available for Microsoft Windows systems as well at DB Browser for SQLite.