[sf-lug] Upgrading from Gutsy to Intrepid
asheesh at asheesh.org
Tue Mar 24 04:25:50 PDT 2009
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
>> I am going to be helping an elderly guy upgrade from Gutsy to Intrepid.
>> He probably uses Firefox to save his bookmarks, as opposed to cloud
>> bookmarks like Google bookmarks, so I will need to save the data in at
>> least his Firefox config files. Does anyone have any warnings of traps
>> for the unwary in moving from Gutsy to Intrepid?
> Firefox's bookmarks file has a (very) stable-over-time data format,
> fortunately. You'll find it as ~/.mozilla/firefox/[random
> string]/bookmarks.html . [random string] is generated at the time
> Firefox creates the user profile. It's a kind of trivial security hack.
For what it's worth, Firefox 3.x ditches bookmarks.html in favor of a
SQLite database. The new "bookmarks" system is called "Places."
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