[ALUG] How to locate bookmarks data in Mozilla/Firefox/Iceweasel ...

Ted Harding ted.harding at wlandres.net
Thu May 18 13:46:17 BST 2017


Thanks, Simon -- I think that can work if one uses

  strings  places.sqlite | grep http | less

(Still a mass of stuff that one doen's really want to see, but the
essentials are there).

Best wishes,
Ted.

On Thu, 2017-05-18 at 12:53 +0100, Simon Ransome wrote:
> Hi Ted,
> 
> This feels like it's changed a lot since I last looked but on Firefox
> 51, my bookmarks appear to be in a file called places.sqlite in a folder
> ~/.mozilla/firefox/RANDOMSTRING.default/. There are also some bookmark
> backup files in the subdirectory bookmarkbackups.
> 
> Hope that helps,
> Simon
> 
> On 18/05/17 12:40, Ted Harding wrote:
> <snip>
> > However, one important item which I would like to plant on
> > my working machine is the set of bookmarks (hierarchically
> > organised) that I have built up over many years on the
> > crashed machine's Mozilla/Firefos/Iceweasel browser.
> > Presumably this lurks somewhere is a ".filename" in my
> > home directory.
> > 
> > But I've not managed to sniff out such a file on my working
> > machine (also Debian), so I wouldn't know where to look on
> > the crashed machine.
> > 
> > Therefore, please, can anyone tell me where the file is likely
> > to be, and what it's likely to be named?
> 
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