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I have a bash-script for installing Firefox which is downloaded and executed from every client workstation in the network. The script is on the server and all workstations are running Ubuntu. Now I want all workstations to have some default predefined bookmarks like company website etc. There is a way to do that by modifying the omni.jar file which is in the installation folder of Firefox but I could not find a working solution to do that.

How can I provide some bookmarks for all users?

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You will find your bookmarks in a private folder inside of .mozilla/firefox/ called places.sqlite - that holds the bookmarks. Copying this will also effectively copy your bookmarks. E.g., this is the location of my places.sqlite file - /home/nits/.mozilla/firefox/me9d3dsc.default/places.sqlite

More info from this SOURCE:

Finding your profile without opening Firefox(Ubuntu)

  • Click the Places menu on the top right of the screen and select Home Folder. A File Browser window will appear.
  • Click the View menu and select Show Hidden Files if it isn't already checked.
  • Double click the folder marked .mozilla.
  • Double click the folder marked firefox. Your profile folder is within this folder.

What information is stored in my profile?

Bookmarks and Browsing History: The places.sqlite file contains all your Firefox bookmarks and the list of all the websites you’ve visited. For more information see Bookmarks.

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