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Ok so i downloaded the source code of an addon for Firefox, that was a .xpi file so i extracted that, changed some functions and now i would like to recreate a .xpi file so i can test it in Firefox.

Can anyone tell me how to do this ?

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closed as off topic by 8128, Marco Ceppi Dec 20 '10 at 20:18

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This is better suited for Stack Overflow since it not specific to Ubuntu - or the Ubuntu Family at all. – Marco Ceppi Dec 20 '10 at 20:19
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.xpi files are just zip files,you can create it using the zip command.

i.e zip /path/to/foo.xpi file1 file2 file3

See the extension packaging guide here.

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Ooh ok, i tried that before and "installed" it with Firefox (click install in the addon manager and located the file) but the addon doesn't seem to work anymore. I didn't make any major changes, just switched the mappings of 2 hotkeys... This part of the question is solved, thanks. – Aerus Dec 20 '10 at 20:05

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