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Importing Chrome Search Engines to another Chrome

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As I wrote yesterday, I am running Iron which is Chrome without evil code basically ;-) I am using the feature to define own search engines quite often. It speeds up my workflow tremendously. Not only for search sites!

Iron/Crome got the feature of syncing Bookmarks and stuff using a Google account. But unfortunately, those defined search engines are not synced between my Iron on Mac OS X and my Iron on GNU/Linux.

But once I installed all my quicklinks on my Mac OS X Iron, I just wanted to copy them to my other Iron browser settings. And this is how it can be achieved.

Searching with my cool search engine, I found a web forum where they discussed this topic. I found out that those config files are sqlite databases. A friendly user also added a short shell script to extract the search engines and write them into another sqlite config file.

So I took his idea, write this nice shell script and copied my Mac OS X settings related to search engines to my GNU/Linux config file.

Quite handy, if you need this some time ...

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