Manually remove all the duplicate bookmarks in Firefox

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I was trying to install the duplicate Bookmark remover for the Firefox but for some reasons, was not able to install it. That apart, the point is that I was trying to get a program to do this for me rather than a plugin. So, after some search, finally I found here. This is a ruby script. The script requires ruby gems-json for doing this.

The idea is very simple. Export the bookmarks in json format.

Run the script with ruby on your bookmarks. This will create a new file.

Use the restore feature of the bookmarks to restore the newly created bookmarks file, which ofcourse should not have any duplicates. 🙂

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x-marks saving lives.

Couple of days back my TeraByte HDD crashed and I lost almost everything, including my homedir. I will tell you my experiences and how my measures helped me lose not much data. So I will begin with one of the most important aspects. My BROWSER.

I have all my passwords stored in the browser and I rely on them so it is not stored anywhere else. Also, I have lot of bookmarks which help me do lot of stuff. Meaning, all these are very important for me. So, I had a backup plan for my passwords and bookmarks.

Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks)

It allows you to save your bookmarks on their site or on your own URL.

If you have your own domain and you have a hosting provider, like I do, then you can configure Xmarks to save the bookmarks and the passwords on your domain. So, I downloaded this addon as soon as I could get my hands on a working system and installed this extension, configured Xmarks and was back will all passwords and bookmarks. Great to be up and running so fast.
BTW, I am yet to get a replacement for my HDD, working on Live Distro till then.