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I am looking for a way to merge a bunch of different bookmark files without importing duplicates (or creating empty folders ... im looking at you firefox+bookmarkdd!).

I'm not looking to sync amongst browsers or computers, this is a one time merge of a bunch of different files.

Ideally I wouldn't have to install anything, as such I'd also be open to scripted solutions.

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Try Bookmark Merger. It is a python module that will merge the bookmarks.html files generated by Firefox while removing duplicates.


Bookmark Merger is a Python library/module written mostly for the purpose of merging multiple bookmark files together. It works only with the bookmark.html files created by Firefox.

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I'm accepting this since it got me close enough - thanks –  some guy Sep 13 '09 at 1:06

So, you wish to merge multiple html files with possible duplicates without importing them in firefox ?

I'd say the easiest solution would be just that - import them in FF, get some extension to check for duplicates, delete those, and then export them again.

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addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1553 one such addon, "Bookmark Duplicate Detector" –  dbr Sep 10 '09 at 1:08
that would be the "bookmarkdd" he refers to in the question :P –  John T Sep 10 '09 at 2:00
Nope. I knew of some other one, but for the like of god, I can't remember the name now. Anyways, 'tis not important ... –  ldigas Sep 10 '09 at 11:59

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