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KBOOKMARKMERGER 			KDE User's Manual			  KBOOKMARKMERGER

NAME
       kbookmarkmerger - A program for merging a given set of bookmarks into the user's list of
       bookmarks.

SYNOPSIS
       kbookmarkmerger [Qt Options...] [KDE Options...] {directory}

DESCRIPTION
       kbookmarkmerger is a program for merging a given set of bookmarks into the user's set of
       bookmarks; if the user doesn't have any bookmarks created yet, a new bookmark list is
       created and the given bookmarks are inserted into it. While doing this, kbookmarkmerger
       keeps track of which files were merged in a previous run already, so no bookmark will get
       installed to the user's bookmarks more than once. In case KDE is running while
       kbookmarkmerger is executed, the KDE bookmark subsystem will be informed of any changes to
       the user's bookmarks, so that all applications accessing that information (i.e.Konqueror)
       will pick the changes up instantly.

       The traditionally used approach to achieve something like this was to use carefully
       crafted skeleton home directories when creating a new user account, to provide the user
       with a standard set of bookmarks. The problem with this approach is that after the user
       account has been created, no new bookmarks can be propagated.

       This mechanism is useful for system administrators who want to propagate a bookmark
       pointing to a certain document (for instance, important notes about the system) to all
       users. Distributors might find it useful as well, for instance by augmenting the software
       packages they supply with bookmark files which kbookmarkmerger merges into the user's
       bookmark list when the package is installed. That way, documentation shipped with a
       software package is easily and visibly accessible right after the package has been
       installed.

       The only parameter required by kbookmarkmerger is the name of a directory which shall be
       scanned for bookmark files. All files in the given directory will be considered for being
       merged into the user's setup. The files in the given directory should be valid XBEL files.

SEE ALSO
       Konqueror manual[1]

EXAMPLES
	   joe@hal9000:~> kbookmarkmerger /usr/local/extra-bookmarks

       Merges all bookmark files stored in /usr/local/extra-bookmarks into joe's list of
       bookmarks.

STANDARDS
	   XBEL specification[2]

RESTRICTIONS
       When determining whether a given bookmark file has been merged into the user's bookmarks
       already or not, kbookmarkmerger merely looks at the filename of the bookmark file - the
       contents are not checked at all. This means that changing a bookmark file which was
       already merged into a user's bookmarks will not trigger merging it once again.

       Also note that in case a user modifies a bookmark which was merged into his setup, the
       original bookmark file will be left unmodified.

AUTHOR
       Frerich Raabe<raabe@kde.org>

AUTHOR
       Frerich Raabe <raabe@kde.org>
	   Author.

NOTES
	1. Konqueror manual
	   help:/konqueror/index.html

	2. XBEL specification
	   http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/topics/xbel/

K Desktop Environment			February 1st, 2005			  KBOOKMARKMERGER
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