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Firefox profile on tmpfs

Project Description

Use tmpfs on /dev/shm to store firefox profile. No need root user rights. User can create, delete, and sync by his own.

Depencies: rsync




usage: firefox-shm [-h] [-v] [-b] [-c] [-s] [-r]
-h show this help message and exit
-v make script noisily
-b backup, created a copy in ~/.mozilla/firefox/ from current selected profile with suffix .archive
-c create, move the current profile, and created the shm directory, and copy current selected profile, and symlink it
-s sync, syncing the temporary profile the local profile
-r restore, deleting the temporary profile and move archive profile to current profile

initialize it:

firefox-shm --create

To do this automatic on login, here an example for Mate-desktop.


[Desktop Entry]
Exec=firefox-shm --create

Do syncing the temporary profile back to local use crontab.

crontab -e:

# do every 5 minutes a sync
*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/firefox-shm --sync

Enough go back to default:

firefox-shm --restore

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