Fisherman- To Search Facebook Profile Information


Fisherman- Search for public profile information on Facebook

CLI program that collects information from facebook user profiles via Selenium.


clone the repo

$ git clone

change the working directory to FisherMan

$ cd FisherMan

install the requeriments

$ python3 -m pip install -r requeriments.txt


you need to install geckodriver on your machine,
download the binary from the official mozilla repo:
extract and copy the binary, i recommend placing it in /usr/bin


$ python3 --help
usage: [-h] [--version] [-u USERNAME [USERNAME ...] | -i ID
[ID ...] | --use-txt TXT_FILE | -S USER] [--update][-v | -q] [-sf][--specify {0,1,2,3,4,5} [{0,1,2,3,4,5} ...]] [-s][--filters][-work WORK | -education EDUCATION | -city CITY] [-b][--email EMAIL] [--password PASSWORD] [-o | -c]

FisherMan: Extract information from facebook profiles. (Version 3.7.1)

optional arguments:

  • -h, –help show this help message and exit
  • –version Shows the current version of the program.
  • -u USERNAME [USERNAME …], –username USERNAME [USERNAME …]Defines one or more users for the search.
  • -i ID [ID …], –id ID [ID …]Set the profile identification number.
  • –use-txt TXT_FILE Replaces the USERNAME parameter with a user list in a
  • -S USER, –search USER
    It does a shallow search for the username. Replace the
    spaces with ‘.'(period).
  • -sf, –scrape-family If this parameter is passed, the information from
    family members will be scraped if available.
  • –specify {0,1,2,3,4,5} [{0,1,2,3,4,5} …]Use the index number to return a specific part of the
    page. about: 0, about_contact_and_basic_info: 1,
    about_family_and_relationships: 2, about_details: 3,
    about_work_and_education: 4, about_places: 5.
  • -s, –several Returns extra data like profile picture, number of
    followers and friends.
  • -b, –browser Opens the browser/bot.
  • –email EMAIL If the profile is blocked, you can define your
    account, however you have the search user in your
    friends list.
  • –password PASSWORD Set the password for your facebook account, this
    parameter has to be used with –email.
  • -o, –file-output Save the output data to a .txt file.
  • -c, –compact Compress all .txt files. Use together with -o.
  • -v, -d, –verbose, –debug
    It shows in detail the data search process.
  • -q, –quiet Eliminates and simplifies some script outputs for a
    simpler and more discrete visualization.

To search for a user:

  • User name: python3 -u name name.profile name.profile2
  • ID: python3 -i 000000000000

The username must be found on the facebook profile link, such as:
It is also possible to load multiple usernames from a .txt file, this can be useful for a brute force

output type:

python3 --use-txt filename.txt

Some profiles are limited to displaying your information for any account, so you can use your account to extract. Note: this should be used as the last hypothesis, and the target profile must be on your friends list:

python3 --email [email protected] --password yours

Some situations:

For complete massive scrape:

python3 --use-txt file -o -c -sf

With a file with dozens of names on each line, you can make a complete “scan” taking your information and even your family members and will be compressed into a .zip at the output.

For specific parts of the account:

Basic data: python3 -u name --specify 0
Family and relationship: python3 -u name --specify 2
It is still possible to mix: python3 -u name --specify 0 2

To get additional things like profile picture, how many followers and how many friends:

python3 -u name [-s | –several]

For a short search by people’s name:

python3 [-S | –search] foo
Replace the spaces in the name with “.”(periods). The script returns around 30 profiles.

For a minimalist execution:

python3 [-q | --quiet]

Considerably reduces the script’s output texts and, by convention, improves performance.

Disclaimer: This software only extracts information that is public, not use for private or illegal purposes.

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