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Resume Browser Work from File

Why and What?

When I am working on something that I know I will get back to in a while and have to switch context (sometimes even a machine and an environment), I want to save all the relevant opened tabs from my browser to reopen them later. Ideally, I would like to avoid saving them to my bookmarks and rather save them together with a project (context) I was working on.

Before I wrote this small utility, I used to store the links in markdown format as a list with description of what I can find under given links. That was rather impractical and took a long time to initially write down, and also open later on.

With the utility, I can now save the links into the sources.txt file, one link per line. Then I just check-in the file together with the project into the VCS. When the time comes to start where I left of, I just run python path/to/directory/with/sources.txt/file and it opens all the tabs in my default browser.

import os, sys, webbrowser
DEFAULT_FILE_NAME = "sources.txt"
path = sys.argv[1]
if not path.endswith(DEFAULT_FILE_NAME):
path = os.path.join(path, DEFAULT_FILE_NAME)
with open(path, 'r') as f:
links = f.readlines()
print(f"Failed to open {path}. Sorry, you're on your own.")
for link in links:
print("Nothing to do here.")
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