LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
madani
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
Bookmarks( corresponding of "Favorite" folder in windows)


Hi everybody;

Can you kindly tell Where the location of the web addresses that one keeps in '"Bookmarks" of "Firefox" toolbar is?????

((Bookmarks,corresponds to "Favorite" of InternetExplorer in windows.))

Yours;
 
Old 02-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
win32sux
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,870

Rep: Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by madani View Post
Hi everybody;

Can you kindly tell Where the location of the web addresses that one keeps in '"Bookmarks" of "Firefox" toolbar is?????

((Bookmarks,corresponds to "Favorite" of InternetExplorer in windows.))

Yours;
They are stored in:
Code:
~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/bookmarks.html
Where xxxxxxxx is a random alphanumeric string .
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
thorkelljarl
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,787

Rep: Reputation: 211Reputation: 211Reputation: 211
Try this

If you open Firefox, then Bookmarks on the Navigation bar at the top, will see Organise Bookmarks. Open this and open Bookmarks Menu. A list of your bookmarks and their addresses should appear on the right. If not, look at the top to Views, Show Columns, Show Locations to ascertain that Location is checked. Import and Backup beside Views is also useful for exporting and importing bookmarks.

Is that good enough?
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
win32sux
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,870

Rep: Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376
Hi madani. I received your visitor message. Please use this public thread for follow-ups instead. Regarding your question (about why your bookmarks aren't appearing in the file), I'm not sure. Could it be that you are overlooking them? A way to get a clearer look at the file is to open it using Firefox itself. For that, simply type the path to the file in the address bar. You will get a nicely formatted output of the bookmarks (since it's an HTML file).

Last edited by win32sux; 02-08-2009 at 06:29 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:54 PM   #5
madani
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by win32sux View Post
Hi madani. I received your visitor message. Please use this public thread for follow-ups instead. Regarding your question (about why your bookmarks aren't appearing in the file), I'm not sure. Could it be that you are overlooking them? A way to get a clearer look at the file is to open it using Firefox itself. For that, simply type the path to the file in the address bar. You will get a nicely formatted output of the bookmarks (since it's an HTML file).
========================================
again thanks;
you mean I type this way : file:////home/Noushin/.mozilla/firefox/vqtch4zd.default/bookmarks.html

but I got just this:

Bookmarks

Personal Toolbar Folder

CentOS
Support

CentOS Forums
CentOS Mailing-Lists
CentOS Documentation
CentOS Wiki
 
Old 02-08-2009, 07:14 PM   #6
win32sux
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,870

Rep: Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376
And your bookmarks menu shows other bookmarks?
 
Old 02-08-2009, 07:42 PM   #7
madani
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by win32sux View Post
And your bookmarks menu shows other bookmarks?
===============================
Yes,ofcourse and I use it a lot.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #8
colucix
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Bologna
Distribution: CentOS 6.5 OpenSuSE 12.3
Posts: 10,509

Rep: Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976
Now bookmarks in Firefox are stored in the database places.sqlite. If you want them in a HTML file for exporting to other applications, or just for a human readable form, follow the suggestion given above: open Bookmarks --> Organize Bookmarks --> Import and Backup --> Export HTML.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 08:08 PM   #9
madani
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 36

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by colucix View Post
Now bookmarks in Firefox are stored in the database places.sqlite. If you want them in a HTML file for exporting to other applications, or just for a human readable form, follow the suggestion given above: open Bookmarks --> Organize Bookmarks --> Import and Backup --> Export HTML.
-----------------
Can this file be added to Windows favorite file???
 
Old 02-09-2009, 01:08 AM   #10
win32sux
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,870

Rep: Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by colucix View Post
Now bookmarks in Firefox are stored in the database places.sqlite. If you want them in a HTML file for exporting to other applications, or just for a human readable form, follow the suggestion given above: open Bookmarks --> Organize Bookmarks --> Import and Backup --> Export HTML.
Thanks for setting the record straight, colucix!
 
Old 02-09-2009, 06:54 AM   #11
colucix
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Bologna
Distribution: CentOS 6.5 OpenSuSE 12.3
Posts: 10,509

Rep: Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976
Quote:
Originally Posted by madani View Post
-----------------
Can this file be added to Windows favorite file???
Yes. In Explorer go to File --> Import and Export --> Import Favorites --> Import from a File or Address and give the path to the saved HTML file.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Help your favorite"public interest" free software project win $10,000 LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-21-2008 07:10 AM
LXer: Work the Shell - 007's Favorite Game:"Baccarat"? LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-11-2007 01:31 PM
Displaying "Subscribed Threads" -> new folder "All Folders" JZL240I-U LQ Suggestions & Feedback 5 06-15-2007 07:36 AM
"rm -rf /tmp", now Evolution shows "(no folder displayed" Ed-MtnBiker Linux - Software 7 04-10-2006 05:05 PM
SuSE Linux Equivelent of Windows "Startup" Folder Kamex SUSE / openSUSE 3 02-24-2005 01:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration