I have a text file that has a lot of bookmarks in text form. It looks something like this
$ cat bookmarks www.google.com www.stackoverflow.com www.superuser.com www.unix.stackexchange.com $
I want all these bookmarks to be saved in my Chrome browser. How can I do it without having to open each page in the browser and adding it as a bookmark manually?
I tried importing this text file from the Import Bookmarks option, but it doesn’t work.
Is there some good way of doing this?
Also, it would be awesome if I can update the bookmarks for example by adding the url at the end of the bookmarks file and then resyncing.
I am using Chrome on Ubuntu, so any Linux tricks/hacks for doing this are also fine.
I don’t use Chrome, but since you feel comfortable with Linux tricks/hacks, why don’t you:
- Export bookmarks from Chrome’s Bookmarks Manager
- Study the format of the file and its entries
- Transform your text file into this format
- Import the file
I would suggest making first a try with importing one bookmark address using a hand-crafted file, just to validate the concept.
Google Chrome for Linux stores bookmarks in JSON file located in ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Bookmarks. You probably can transform your line-by-line list to JSON format using linux shell commands. I hope it helps a bit.
You may be able to use Xmarks web interface to add bookmarks programmatically.