Package Details: firefox-sync 20180118-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/firefox-sync.git (read-only)
Package Base: firefox-sync
Description: Speed up Firefox using tmpfs
Upstream URL: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Speed-up_Firefox_using_tmpfs
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: xrchz
Maintainer: quequotion
Last Packager: quequotion
Votes: 22
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2010-10-07 19:38
Last Updated: 2018-01-17 17:35

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quequotion commented on 2018-01-17 17:46

This package installs a simplified version of the advice on the Wiki. It is suited to a user with a single profile. The systemd service will sync your profile at login and logout.

After installing this package, enable the service:

systemctl --user daemon-reload

systemctl --user enable firefox-sync

systemctl --user start firefox-sync

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quequotion commented on 2018-01-17 17:46

This package installs a simplified version of the advice on the Wiki. It is suited to a user with a single profile. The systemd service will sync your profile at login and logout.

After installing this package, enable the service:

systemctl --user daemon-reload

systemctl --user enable firefox-sync

systemctl --user start firefox-sync

xrchz commented on 2017-12-04 11:54

You can edit the PKGBUILD yourself by adopting the package.

quequotion commented on 2017-12-04 08:49

I have some suggestions:

First, I accidentally deleted my other post about the profile never being found on the first run each session. It hadn't happened in so long I thought it might be fixed, but then I realized I still have this syncing at every login:

/etc/xdg/autostart/firefox-sync.desktop https://pastebin.com/xAricymS

Also, the syncfox script doesn't allow for any arguments to be passed to firefox (--private-window, uri, etc) which could be fixed by passing any arguments given to it on to firefox with $@. Specifically, change line 21 in the PKGBUILD:

echo "firefox-sync && firefox && firefox-sync"

to:

echo "firefox-sync && firefox \"\${@}\" && firefox-sync"

Tjuh commented on 2016-05-28 09:26

How do I use this btw? Both firefox-sync and syncfox give the same message;

~/.mozilla/firefox/9zupv2ht.default does not exist

FadeMind commented on 2015-03-05 11:35

Here we go: https://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=P4i3gpBW

xrchz commented on 2015-03-05 10:51

@FadeMind: I would be happy to receive a patch (or new PKGBUILD).

FadeMind commented on 2015-03-05 10:37

Please using package() function instead of build() function for proper packaging.

xrchz commented on 2012-06-19 13:04

updated again - moved test for whether LINK exists later, because want to allow that the link points to the correct but non-existent (e.g. due to restart) volatile location.

xrchz commented on 2012-06-19 08:08

looks good. updated. the PKGBUILD still inserts a default LINK, but your -p option allows it to be modified per run.

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-19 00:05

Wrote a patch. Please review it.
https://gist.github.com/2951528 or git://gist.github.com/2951528.git

You can modify the syncfox script how you like it...

xrchz commented on 2012-06-18 22:00

Those are good ideas; I look forward to a patch.
It would perhaps be good some day to generalise this functionality beyond firefox.
E.g. I currently use a customised version for iceweasel.

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-18 21:54

It would be nice to set the profile name ($LINK) with an argument for firefox-sync, b.c. hardcoding the profile name for a multiuser system is not practical.
And a -h swich for a short help message would be nice, too (e.g. read the sript)

xrchz commented on 2011-12-01 08:43

Yeah, syncfox calls firefox. Also, this package seems totally useless without firefox - do you have a usage in mind?

Anonymous comment on 2011-12-01 08:27

Does this really depend on firefox? Wouldn't it be enough to make this dependency optional?

xrchz commented on 2010-10-09 07:37

I've added the firefox wrapper script, called syncfox, to version 20101009.

xrchz commented on 2010-10-09 07:37

I've added the firefox wrapper script, called syncfox, to version 2010101009.

xrchz commented on 2010-10-08 22:58

Remember you need to run firefox-sync from time to time for this to do anything. I run it on zlogin and zlogout (aka bash_login and bash_logout). Another nice way would be to use a firefox wrapper that does sync before and after firefox.