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Node.js script for exporting and synchronising bookmarks from Google Chrome
const fs = require("fs");
const path = require("path");
function newItem(name, url) {
return { name, url };
}
const bookmarkPath = path.join(
process.env.HOME,
"/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks"
),
json = JSON.parse(fs.readFileSync(bookmarkPath)),
items = json.roots.bookmark_bar.children.find(
obj => obj.name === "Recipes" // define bookmark folder name here
).children;
const outputFile = "testoutput.json", // define output filename here
output = [];
if (fs.existsSync(outputFile)) {
console.log("Output file already exists...");
const existingItems = JSON.parse(fs.readFileSync(outputFile));
// do not include items which have been deleted from bookmarks
existingItems.forEach(existingItem => {
const match = items.find(el => el.name === existingItem.name);
if (match) output.push(existingItem);
});
// add new items which have been added to bookmarks
items.forEach(item => {
const match = output.find(el => el.name === item.name);
if (!match) output.push(newItem(item.name, item.url));
});
} else {
console.log("Output file does not exist yet...");
items.forEach(item => output.push(newItem(item.name, item.url)));
}
const outputJson = JSON.stringify(output, null, 2);
fs.writeFile(outputFile, outputJson, err => {
if (err) throw err;
console.log("File written.");
});
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