BookmarkBridge User Manual
Chapter 3. Using BookmarkBridge
Command Line Operation
BookmarkBridge has limited support for command line operation. Originally developed
for automated regression testing during development, the command line switches can
perform bookmark merge operations and accept specifications for configuration files.
Future versions of BookmarkBridge will have a richer set of command line options.
This feature is meant for advanced users. If you are not comfortable in your
operating system's command line environment then you can safely skip this section.
Typing bookmarkbridge -h will provide a summary of available options.
Summary: [-b file] [-f file] [-m [-r]] [-t]
The brackets, "[" and "]", surround optional switches. Technically,
all command line options in BookmarkBridge are optional.
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- -b file
Specify bookmark tree file. This is the file BookmarkBridge uses to
store information on the bookmarks and folders stored in each
browser. Between invocations, a complete copy of the bookmarks and
folders are stored in this file so BookmarkBridge knows when an item
has been deleted from a browser. This file is typically named
- -f file
Specify configuration file. This file stores BookmarkBridge's
configuration options, including the list of browsers and which
ones are configured as sources and destinations. This file is
typically names bridgeconf.xml.
This options tells BookmarkBridge to perform a bookmark merge
then exit. No user interface is shown. In fact, no user interaction
is performed at all. If a problem or error occurs during the
merge process, an error code of 5 is returned to the operating
system's command interpretor.
This option makes sense only when -m is also provided. It
tells BookmarkBridge to not save changes to the bookmark tree file,
briefly described above with the -b option. If this option
is not specified, BookmarkBridge saves the results of the merge
to this file, in addition to each browser specified as a destination.
This option is really only for testing purposes. It tells
BookmarkBridge to not save dates, such as date of last modification
for a bookmark or the date of last visit. Typically, BookmarkBridge
saves these dates for each bookmark and folder. These dates, however,
interfere with testing.
BookmarkBridge is Copyright © 2003 by Ken Schenke.
All Rights Reserved. This program is free
software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the
GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.