[ubuntu-uk] Home partitions do I need one?
ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Sun Jun 14 13:36:04 BST 2009
Rob Beard wrote:
> What I would love (not sure if something is available) is a addon for
> Firefox so I can save my bookmarks to a central server (ideally my own
> personal server) and have it shared between my many PCs, at the moment I
> must have about 5 or 6 different sets of bookmarks. Being able to
> access them from anywhere (like I can with my mail) would be handy.
You can put the Firefox profile on a network drive - as long as its file
system can preserve permissions (so FAT32 won't work) - and have each of
your FFoxes point to that profile in its profiles.ini.
I don't have an ext3/ext4/nfs network drive at the moment (but I have a
plan!); so I just use rsync with the profile on a usb formatted ext3,
'get' it at the start of a session on one machine, and 'put' it at the
end, so it's always up to date. (You can set the rsync commands up as a
'FF3get' and 'FF3put' in .bash_aliases, for ease of operation.) This
works fine for me, till I can get the profile onto a linux network drive.
Of course, once you copy ('get) the profile to a machine, the FF3 on
that machine is running your last 'backup' of your FF3 profile, and
doesn't need the USB drive. You only have to mount the USB and do a
'put' if there are changes to bookmarks, etc, that you wish to keep and
Well, it works fine for me. And I don't have to store my bookmark data
on someone else's servers for them to data mine. ;-)
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