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Old 03-16-2004, 08:24 AM   #1
Tiyogi
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Question about Linux version Firefox bookmark file


What I want to do is have a common set of bookmarks for serveral users.

Is there a pointer in Linux Firefox "about:config" which points to the bookmarks?

In the Windows version there is "browser.bookmark.file" which shows where the bookmarks are stored.

browser.bookmarks.file userset string C:\Bookmarks\bookmarks.html

In my Window version I use the user .js to point to a common set of bookmarks that a number of users can use. This is the entry from my Windows version:

user_pref("browser.bookmarks.file", "C:\\Bookmarks\\bookmarks.html");

I have looked in the Linux version for this same thing but can not find it. What I would like to do is the same in Linux version of Firefox. I tryed the following in my Linux version but it did not work.

user_pref("browser.bookmarks.file", "/home/me/bookmarks/bookmarks.html");

The bookmarks are stored in the "home"
sub "me"
sub "bookmarks".
file named bookmarks.html.

I have posted this in the Mozilla Firefox forum but I did not get any responses so I figure I would post it here. I have also checked out the Help area.

Does anyone know how to do this ??

Last edited by Tiyogi; 03-16-2004 at 08:33 AM.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:02 AM   #2
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Could this be a file permissions problem? If you have the users me, him and her, the users him and her cannot as much as view any file that is located in /home/me. You'd have to either move the bookmark file to a location that all can see it in or give permission for others to see that file.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:14 AM   #3
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Originally posted by benjithegreat98
Could this be a file permissions problem? If you have the users me, him and her, the users him and her cannot as much as view any file that is located in /home/me. You'd have to either move the bookmark file to a location that all can see it in or give permission for others to see that file.
I have checked the permission and it is
rwx rwx r-x
for the file.
I am new to this but I believe this means
user___has read write and execute privileges
group__has read write and execute privileges
other___has read and execute privileges.

So it seems like it should be able to be used by the all.

Am I right or wrong ?
Do I need to look for something else?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:30 AM   #4
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That does seem like it should work. To test log in as someone else and see if you can type that location and file into a browser and see the links. If you can't, then move it to somewhere that everybody can see it. If you can see it then I have no idea what the problem is.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 10:19 AM   #5
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Will I got it to work.
It was a silly mistake on my part.
What I had not done was to copy my "user.js" file into my "root" phoenix profile directory.

So now I have one set of bookmarks which is accessable from all users.

Thanks for your input.

Now for the next problem.
How to connect my linux machine and my win98 machine.

I will be starting a new thread so there is no neeed to answer any questions here.

Thanks again.
 
  


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