Managing abrowser bookmarks

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Avron
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I have a number of bookmarks in abrowser ("grep HREF bookmarks.html |wc -l" says 3476) that are classified in a hierarchy of folders but I have several folders at different places that have things that should be in a single place.

I'd like to reorganise this using but, when using the window as in the screen capture:

  1. the search function does not show where in the hierarchy the found bookmarks are
  2. it is not possible to have two windows with the bookmark folder hierararchy (like one can do for diredctory/file hierarchy in most file managers)

Does anyone know about better solutions/tools? (For 1, the only solution I found is to export all bookmarks to html and search in that page, but that requires a lot of scrolling to see the folders, really inconvenient).

Another thing that I would find interesting would be a one-click way to locally save a bookmarked page, or the whole site, so that I can easily access it offline or if it becomes unavailable.

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Magic Banana

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grep HREF bookmarks.html |wc -l

Although it does not matter unless many long lines are grepped, I want to mention that this shorter command is more efficient:
$ grep -c HREF bookmarks.html

Another thing that I would find interesting would be a one-click way to locally save a bookmarked page, or the whole site, so that I can easily access it offline or if it becomes unavailable.

If you want to save all the Web pages in your bookmarks.html:
$ grep HREF=\"http bookmarks.html | cut -d \" -f 2 | wget -xpi -

That will take some time! If you only want the HTML (and not its images, sounds, etc.), remove option -p.

If you want the whole sites (up to a certain depth), you can add 'cut -d / -f -3' to the command line and, to the wget call, the options -r and probably -k. But you certainly do not want to do that for all your bookmarks: it would take ages and you would fill up your disk.

Avron
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Thanks for the hint on grep.

I'll try saving the pages like you suggested, if that works as expected I'll create a cron job. I could probably distinguish how much to download for each page by some kind of marking.

Now I still need to find something convenient to classify them.

andyprough
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>"Another thing that I would find interesting would be a one-click way to locally save a bookmarked page, or the whole site, so that I can easily access it offline or if it becomes unavailable."

This is called "scrapbooking". You'll want one of Firefox's scrapbook extensions. I believe that the most popular one right now is WebScrapBook:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/webscrapbook/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search