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This question is going to show how much of a "Linux newbie" I am !!!
Background: I have a Trios HD switcher with 3 ea hard drives and 4 ea operating systems.
2 ea copies - Win98SE
1ea Red Hat 8.0
1 ea Mandrake 9.0
I have been using the Mozilla Firebird browser with Win98SE and have built up a sizable bookmarks file. I have copied these bookmarks onto a floppy disk.
When I try to copy this bookmark file into Red Hat [Mozilla is 1.0.1] I get a "permission denied" message. Same thing happens with Mandrake.
Is this because - 1) I do not have "permission" and some how need to "open" this folder ??
OR - 2) I am trying to put a "DOS created" file into a Linux folder and this is NEVER going to work ??
Actually, I want to "replace" the present copies of Mozilla in both RH & Mdk with the Linux version of Firebird [I already have it downloaded onto a CD-R] but that is WAY BEYOND my present "Linux Skills".
Right now, I would settle for just "upgrading" the bookmarks.
The reason I learned the 'other' way was to back up my old bookmarks before I,
reformatted my hard drive
changed operating systems
Please let me add, I am kind of pleased to say I have two users me and my other me,
that share the same mail account 'on a separate partition'. Now I don't have any of the above problems anymore. <alar knocks wood>
Would also like to share: I now access mail through a specific group access rather than user. Not rocket science I am sure, but it certainly saves me a lot of grief.
To answer your "desktop question". 20 years ago, I learned computers/programming on an "original IBM clone" with a "powerhouse" 4.77 CPU and NO hard drive [two 5 1/4 inch floppies]. The OS was MSDos 3.1 & GWBasic.
Since moving up to Windows I have become "GUI oriented". I put floppy drive and CD-RW drive icons on my Win98SE desktop and use these to "copy/paste - drag & drop" onto and off various drives.
This is how I started with Linux [RH & Mdk] - I "know" I should be using terminal windows and "command mode" but I'm still trying to learn new commands. At age 73, my mind "seems" to be slowing down !!
Now to my reason for this posting - Using help I got from you people, I manage to delete a 109 K bookmarks.html icon in my /home directory and replace it with a 229.4 K icon.
BUT, when I open the Mozilla browser, the bookmarks listing IS NOT CHANGED !!
Using the "locate" command [see I am learning] I have found 29 "copies" of bookmarks.html in various directories/files !! I appears "one of these" is controlling what is listed in the Mozilla browser.
As I said before, I can't get the "normal" Import/Export options of Mozilla to move my latest version of bookmarks off my floppy drive and into the browser.
So this is where I am "stuck" until I learn more about Linux/Mozilla.
Distribution: CentOS 5.5, Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint 11 gnome 64 bit
29 copies? Hmmmm. How many users have you set up?
root and one other account?
Are you locating the bookmarks from /dos as well?
I'm by no means a guru myself, though I usually can figure out at least a crude way to get something done
I'll try to figure out a command for you but in the mean time, why don't you try something modify the bookmarks in the mozilla you want to use and then look at the date stamp of you bookmarks.html and see which one was just modified. Then you will know the one to replace.
Surprised myself - it worked. I believe there are 24 listings, I "miscounted" the original 29. You are correct, these are ALL from ONE user account & ONE root account.
I don't know what to do with all this, but I suspect there are MANY "unnecessary duplicates".
If I could figure out the dates & size of the bookmarks.html files I could delete most and put the "latest" copy where it would appear in the Mozilla browser.
I don't know what I'm talking about now, so I will close this.
The file with "ijxw2b0o.stl" is the next to last on the list I posted. This is where I "copied & pasted" the latest version of my bookmarks. BUT when I opened the Mozilla browser the listing WAS NOT CHANGED.
To change the "correct html file" I suspect I need to get the "Import option" of the Mozilla browser to work.