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Old 01-16-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Where does Linux put Firefox bookmarks file?


Where is bookmarks.html, for the root account, supposed to be? I thought I had found it, and overwrote the file with the bookmarks file from the Windows partition, because I had been working in Windows for a while and had added bookmarks, but when I started Firefox in Linux (MEPIS), it showed the old set of bookmarks. I can only assume I overwrote a bookmarks file--a backup, perhaps--that is not being used. I know I could import the bookmarks from the file I copied from the Windows partition, but that's messy, because I have to delete many duplicate bookmarks. I'd rather overwrite an old file with a new one. The file I overwrote is root/mozilla/firefox/6bgttjil.default/bookmarks.html. Sorry if I typed that in the wrong format.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 01:18 AM   #2
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Doesn't firefox allow you to impost bookmarks? why don't you just use that?
 
Old 01-16-2007, 01:25 AM   #3
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Firstly, do you normally run firefox as root? If not then you need to update the bookmarks file for the user you login as. This would be in /home/<user>/.mozilla/firefox/<profile>
 
Old 01-16-2007, 01:35 AM   #4
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Bookmarks->Organize Bookmarks->File->Import
 
Old 01-16-2007, 01:53 AM   #5
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That's where that option is.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 11:02 PM   #6
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Firstly, do you normally run firefox as root? If not then you need to update the bookmarks file for the user you login as. This would be in /home/<user>/.mozilla/firefox/<profile>
I assume Firefox is running as root, because I am logged in as root.

As for the people asking why I don't import bookmarks, I already saidwhy that's not my first choice: it's messy. The two sets of bookmarks are almost the same, so I have to delete many duplicate bookmarks when I import.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 11:54 PM   #7
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... because I am logged in as root.
Not to scold or lecture, but running as root should only be done in limited, specific situations (eg, installing new packages, upgrading the kernel, etc) Running as root as a matter of habit is a poor idea due to the security risks, plus risks of destroying your data (ie, a simple recursive delete from the wrong directory can result in an unrecoverable system)
 
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:39 PM   #8
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newbiesforever: Run firefox --profilemanager. Then create a new user and point that users profile to /root/.mozilla/firefox/6bgttjil.default/
 
Old 01-18-2007, 01:29 AM   #9
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Thank you, Jongi.
 
Old 10-18-2016, 08:06 PM   #10
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dead thread. BUT I second this!

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Not to scold or lecture, but running as root should only be done in limited, specific situations (eg, installing new packages, upgrading the kernel, etc) Running as root as a matter of habit is a poor idea due to the security risks, plus risks of destroying your data (ie, a simple recursive delete from the wrong directory can result in an unrecoverable system)
and from the stats of being a member before me and having done more posts... can I ask WHY? Wait, nvm, forgot SOME people will ALWAYS do these things. Still, it is good for those of us who may not, lest we be tempted to do lazy.easy way out and have an "aw F*c#!" moment. For each of them I remember, I, nobody else, but I allowed it to happen by being careless.
 
Old 10-25-2016, 08:25 AM   #11
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Not to scold or lecture, but running as root should only be done in limited, specific situations (eg, installing new packages, upgrading the kernel, etc) Running as root as a matter of habit is a poor idea due to the security risks, plus risks of destroying your data (ie, a simple recursive delete from the wrong directory can result in an unrecoverable system)
my guess is that over half the people who run as root all the time are
people who have an attitude about the machine telling them that it will not allow them to do something it's a freaking machine how it
tell me what I can't do
and some of them are old DOSers who got in to the habit of being extra careful with the delete command
it's his system let hem muck it up if he wants to
I deleted my /usr/bin once glad I had the floppys at hand to fix it
and I still run as root all the time because I happen to belong to both groups
 
Old 10-27-2016, 04:58 PM   #12
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