Quick question. I tried zipping and moving the zipped file of ‘/boot/home/config/settings/WebPositive’ and un-zipping it in the other Haiku PC. I want to duplicate my bookmarks from one environment and duplicate it in another.
The bookmarks do not work in the new environment–errors out stating cannot open the “” using “Tracker”.
Other Internat browsers have an import/export/manage bookmarks function built in. Webpositive seems not to have that ability.
Any idea how to copy these from originating system to the oher system?
Hi. What application did you used to zip the files in the source Haiku PC? Webpositive bookmarks are just empty files with all the data stored as attributes. Not all compression formats support those extended attributes. I never had any issue using the ZipOMatic tracker addon.
To check if the files still have the extended attributes in your target Haiku PC, check the file properties and confirm if them still have the ‘url’ and ‘title’ attributes:
Initially, I created a tarball (tar,gz) via Ark. No success.
Then, I used Zip-O-Matic to create the zipped file and that is what I used to transfer my bookmarks. I thought it would preserve the bookmark’s attributes. Upon looking at the file’s atributes via Get Info–the File type changed from ‘Bookmark’ to ‘Generic file’ and the file’s attributes have been nulled out as well.
Still no luck; hence my query to the group to properly replicate these bookmarks.
Strange, it should preserve attributes; you should open a ticket for that.
In the meantime, you could use bookmarkconverter (available in HD) to convert your bookmarks to html as most browsers have an import function that support it.
If attributes are lost there’s no way that you can transfer Web+ bookmarks unless you copy them straight from a bfs partition to another. This isn’t perfect replacement solution but, if you can’t wait till someone of good will fix preserving the attributes, using the conversion, you would be able to use any portable device whatever the filesystem on it…
FWIW, you’re not the only one who experienced this, i lost about 50+ bookmarks because i was confident that the zip format would preserve the attrs, in my case i did a clean install and the only backup i had was the zipped ones that i copied to another bfs partition. but when i tried copying new ones without zipping them to a bfs partition that worked… go figure?
I used my external Zeta OS (BFS USB) harddrive when I process my new DVDs with DVDRip and convert them into MP4s with Handbrake. I copied the ‘/boot/home/config/settings/WebPositive/Bookmarks’ directory onto it and replaced the same directory on the target PC system.
Voilà!! Problem solved!! Should have thought of that before…go figure. Webpositive has functional bookmarks again!!
From your Terminal output, the installed zip is the expected one.
You’ve solved your issue by copying the bookmarks to a BFS volume. That doesn’t explain though why, when you zip them up, they lose their attributes. Nobody seems to be able to reproduce that… What’s different with your setup, I wonder.