This is barely true at best.  The best answer is that they're not stored in
a way that you can expect to access.  You might want to watch
https://github.com/greasemonkey/greasemonkey/issues/2747

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 9:18 PM, Vivek Das Mohapatra <vi...@etla.org> wrote:

> They're stored in an sqlite database: extensions.json has the id of the
> extension, and the path to the sqlite database is something like:
>
> "/home/USERANAME/.mozilla/firefox/PROFILE-ID.default/
> storage/default/moz-extension+++210603c8-7803-408e-a983-
> 066a8d0a43fb^addonId=%7B13fc6545-ada2-42bb-9faf-98940d531666%7D/idb/
> 61413404gyreekansoem.sqlite"
>
> The userscript is wrapped in a json-style wrapper (the format is binary,
> not actual json) together with all its metadata. If the script contains
> non-ascii characters it is actually stored as utf-16 (or maybe UCS-2)
> bytes. This binary-json-ish lump is then compressed with snappy and stored
> as a binary blob of data in the sqlite database.
>
> (This is true in firefox 52 or so, I've not looked at 57).
>
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