Say if I have about 25 tabs open in my browser. Is there a way I could:

  • a) save all those URLs to a file and
  • b) Start a browser instance to load all of these URLs/

Browsers: Firefox/chrome (latest versions as of today).

If there's a browser that can do this, please do point that out as well

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    IDK about saving the tabs, but to open them up from a newline separated file on linux, firefox &; cat file.txt | xargs firefox. – PlasmaPower Mar 26 '14 at 0:46
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    Related: superuser.com/q/96739/58026 – mvark Mar 26 '14 at 18:06
  • OP asks how to open saved tabs which the so-called "Duplicate question" does not ask. So if @Lawrence's answer does not answer your needs here's how I open saved tabs : Run a script with for line in $(cat $file); do firefox -new-tab "$line" & 2>/dev/null; sleep 2; done where `$file' is the wanted text file that (SaveMyTabs)[addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/save-my-tabs/] auto-write. Just have to remove the "Window" column first. – tuk0z Oct 28 '15 at 12:49

Using Chrome, Session Buddy allows you to export a session's links to text/CSV and gives a few different options of showing titles and/or the windows selected.

You can also save sessions, which can be loaded later (reloads all the urls you saved). This sounds like what you are trying to achieve.

Select export option

Export links

There is no manual export to file option, but with the export text, you can save the links your self, then import them later with their import button.

Import links from text input

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  • +1 I was going to suggest the same. But I use Session Buddy mostly because I have found Chrome's built-in tab saving and restoring to be far less reliable. – Dan D. Mar 26 '14 at 4:12
  • Definitely. Continue where I left off and Restore can be nightmares. – Gaʀʀʏ Mar 26 '14 at 4:25
  • This is awesome ! – happybuddha Apr 10 '14 at 22:54

Using Firefox, if you right click on the tabs, then click Bookmark All Tabs, then you could then re-open all of those tabs within firefox by right clicking on bookmark folder and then click on Open All in Tabs

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