Any apps or extensions for editing bookmarks?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigwig, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    There's no convenient way to do things like search and replace on Safari's bookmarks. You have to edit bookmark entries one at a time. Very time wasting. Are there any apps or extensions to accomplish that?
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    You find and replace a lot of stuff in Bookmarks?
     
  3. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sure. Try replacing a few dozen links because a domain name changed or they changed forum software. It's a pain. You can't directly edit Bookmarks.plist either because it isn't a convenient text file, and directly editing it breaks it.
     
  4. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Uh, yeah you can. You must be using something that saves extra garbage in the file. Open the bookmarks.plist file directly in say TextWrangler, and edit what you need. I just did it to confirm for you and it does indeed work.
     
  5. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd, because when I edited it in Emacs and restarted Safari, the Bookmarks menu showed as empty.
     

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