bkmktool: Handing Bookmarks from the Command Line
bkmktool provides command line access to the Grail
bookmarks handlers, as well as a few additional interesting
operations on bookmark data. It can be used to create subset
bookmark files based on search terms while maintaining the
hierarchical structure, and it can strip out information that
reveals personal browsing habits.
bkmktool [options] [infile [output]]
bkmktool -g|--guess-type [files...]
Display this help message.
Guess type of one or more bookmark files.
Specify bookmark output format (html or xbel);
the default is html.
Strip all personal information fields from output.
- --export fields
Strip specified personal fields from the output;
fields is a comma-separated list of fields. The
field names are added, modified and
visited. This option may be used more than once.
Attempt to parse the input file as HTML and extract links into
a new bookmark file (preliminary). The input may be a URL
instead of a file name.
- --search keywords
Search the input for bookmarks and folders which match any of
the comma-separated keywords. Search is case-insensitive.
The entire hierarchical structure above the match node is
returned. If there are no matches, an error is printed to
standard error and bkmktool exits with a non-zero
return code. This option may be used more than once.
bkmktool supports output in either HTML or XBEL. The
HTML format used is compatible with Netscape Navigator's
bookmark format. XBEL, the XML Bookmark Exchange Language, is a
new format designed by the Python XML Special Interest Group.