[ubuntu-uk] Home partitions do I need one?

Harry Rickards hrickards at l33tmyst.com
Sun Jun 14 13:40:55 BST 2009

On 14 Jun 2009, at 13:37, Michael Iain Douglas <mehall at mehall.co.cc>  

> mac wrote:
>> Rob Beard wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> 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.
>> <snip>
>> 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
>> propagate.
>> 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.  ;-)
>> mac
> Mac: slight problem: some of us use windows too. And yes, yes, you can
> ext working under Windows, but it's not exactly rock solid. Someone
> should get XMarks, and then make it so you can use a server or  
> location
> of your choice.
> --Michael
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Didn't Mozilla start up a similar project, but closed down their  
server, so you *had* to use your own server?

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