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Old 08-03-2003, 04:38 PM   #1
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mozilla with different users


i'm new to linux, installed it yesterday and i have two users, the root one and the one i made (which i named 'curos'). so when i use redhat 9, i usually logged in under curos, instead of the root.
and i bookmark sites in mozilla. now when i log in under root, all my bookmarks are gone.

in windows, there's usually a folder where bookmarks are stored under each user, i've been trying to find that, so that i could import curos' bookmarks into the roots' mozilla bookmarks.

or am i trying to make a simple problem into a windows problem....

edit: I know that i can always export the bookmarks from curos, but i'm more interested in learning where mozilla stores its bookmarks naturally.

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Old 08-03-2003, 05:47 PM   #2
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Mozilla stores it's bookmarks in:
/root/.mozilla/defaults/<something>.slt/bookmarks.html
for root, and
/home/<username>/.mozilla/defaults/<something>.slt/bookmarks.html
for all other users. <something> is what seems like a string of rubbish, but there's only one directory in defaults anyway.
Here's a useful hint for you, too, since you're new. Open a console window, type 'su' and then your root password, and then type 'updatedb'. Once you've done this, you will be able to type things like 'locate bookmarks.htm', and it will find where files matching that name are. It's great
 
Old 08-03-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
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thanks, but now i have this other problem. the files in /home/<username>/ are hidden to me. I had to manually type in the /.mozilla/ to access it. how do i unhide this folder?

oh and i tried that updatedb thing and did a search but it doesn't find the bookmarks in the mozilla folder since they're hidden. how can i unhide everything on my machine?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 07:03 PM   #4
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ok, maybe i should look before asking, i just found my answer at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=hidden+files
 
Old 08-03-2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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Hidden in linux is different to hidden in windows. In linux, if a filename begins with a '.' (full stop/period) then it's hidden. If you want to view hidden files, it really depends on the program you're using. If you are using Nautilus or Konqueror, to file browse, there should be an option to show hidden files somewhere. If you are using a console to list files, use "ls -a" instead of just "ls".
The locate function shouldn't worry about hidden files, so I'm not sure why that didn't work. You only need to run updatedb as root once though (or whenever you've updated a lot of files which you might want to find), not every time you run locate.
 
  


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