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Old 03-28-2014
Script to parse bookmarks file

I am using Internet Explorer v10 at work and regularly need to import my personal Firefox bookmarks over. Long story short, I have found the import falling over on any bookmark elements which are over 256 characters.

The bookmark file contains bookmarks of this format:

<DT><A HREF="http://www.lasoo.com.au/" ADD_DATE="1394006093" LAST_MODIFIED="1394006093">bookmark text is here</A>

If the text from HREF onwards, up to but not including the < of the </A> is great than 255 characters then the import fails.

Can anyone suggest a script which can identify the offending lines so I can manually edit them?
# 2  
Old 03-28-2014
Code:
awk 'length($0) > 255' file

# 3  
Old 03-28-2014
Unfortunately not that simple.

Many lines are over that length. It's only text between the elements I described. Which may go over multiple lines as well.
# 4  
Old 03-28-2014
Can you please elaborate...Is it the length of
Code:
http://www.lasoo.com.au/" ADD_DATE="1394006093

or
Code:
="http://www.lasoo.com.au/" ADD_DATE="1394006093" LAST_MODIFIED="1394006093">bookmark text is here


Last edited by SriniShoo; 03-28-2014 at 03:48 AM.. Reason: incorrct solution
# 5  
Old 03-28-2014
As I said, it's from and includes the HREF:

Code:
HREF="http://www.lasoo.com.au/" ADD_DATE="1394006093" LAST_MODIFIED="1394006093">bookmark text is here


Last edited by ozgadgetguy; 03-28-2014 at 06:00 PM.. Reason: clarify requirement

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