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It is possible to export all the indexed data using the Findkit CLI. Just run findkit export in a directory with the findkit.toml file or explicitly pass the project id (public token):

findkit export --project <public token>

The command will generate a JSON Lines file where each line is a JSON document representing a crawled page.


In TypeScript terms each line has a following type

interface Page {
id: string;
url: string;
status: string;
docs: Doc[];

interface Doc {
id: string;
url: string;
title: string;
tags: string[];
content: string;
language: string;
superwords: string;
noHighlightContent: string;
customFieds: {
[key: string]: {
type: "keyword" | "number" | "date";
value: string;

Note that each page may generate multiple documents to the index but on normal setup each page corresponds just to a single document.

Parsing JSON Lines

JSON Lines is used because it can be streamed directly from the index since index sizes can be very large, but not all tool can read JSON Lines natively. Fortunately reading JSON Lines is just matter of reading the exported file line by line and parsing each line with a standard JSON parser.

Converting to JSON

If you need a standard JSON file of the export you can use jq to convert it to a standard JSON:


jq -s '{pages: [.[]]}' findkit-export-[ID].jsonl
"pages": [ {...}, {...}, ... ]

This will convert the JSON Lines to be in an array in a pages key.