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Tool to dump telegram into text files for quick search (e.g. with grep)
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Script to convert HTML output from telegram_backup tool to plaintext with proper filenames.

I’m using it for quick search (e.g. grep) in messages without having to go to web interface/mobile app. You can read more about it here.


  1. Read usage for telegram_backup to backup your account. Don’t forget to run --export html!
  2. Run this script with the same --target and --account arguments as for backup script, and pass --output directory.

Personally I’ve got all this set up as a daily Cron job.


apt install sqlite3 html2text

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