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Extract bookmarks (from html file) from the browser
@author: jay
from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup
import gdbm
import pickle
import time
def main():
f = open('bookmarks.html','r')
soup = BeautifulSoup(
for d in soup.findAll('dt'):
f ='bookmark','c')
for i in range(len(dt)):
if dt[i].contents[0].has_key('href') and dt[i].contents[0].has_key('add_date'):
uri = dt[i].contents[0]['href']
title = dt[i].contents[0].contents[0]
add_date = time.ctime(int(dt[i].contents[0]['add_date']))
last_modified = time.ctime(int(dt[i].contents[0]['last_modified']))
f[uri] = pickle.dumps((str(title), add_date, last_modified))
if __name__ == '__main__':

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@jayrambhia jayrambhia commented Jan 27, 2012

Go to Bookmarks in your browser. Open Show All Bookmarks. Import and Backup > Export Bookmark to HTML > Save the file and feed it to the script.

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