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Offline major4579

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« on: July 05, 2006, 10:19:17 PM »
I have been using PWM 1.5.1 and Mozilla for awhile. I'm trying to make the change to Firefox though I have not fully committed to it yet.

I was unable to find the answer to my question on the forum..

Is there any way to share the PWM files between the 2 so that if I make an account change in one browser it will show in the other. If necessary I could limit myself to running only one browser at a time.

I'm running:

Firefox 1.5.0.4
Mozilla 1.7.12

Thanks,
John
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Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 10:29:36 PM »
Start firefox.exe with the "-profile" switch. Create a new profile and point it to Mozilla profile's directory. See if it works. IOW, you're trying to get both profiles (FF's and Mozilla's) to use the same directory. I don't know if that's possible.

Offline major4579

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006, 11:11:54 PM »
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Start firefox.exe with the "-profile" switch. Create a new profile and point it to Mozilla profile's directory. See if it works. IOW, you're trying to get both profiles (FF's and Mozilla's) to use the same directory. I don't know if that's possible.

Eric,

I don't think I want both browsers to use the same profile as I have different and/or program specific extensions installed.

I just want to tell PWM where to look for the password info - but it sounds like thats not an option. I'm guessing from your answer that PWM looks in the current browser profile and there is no way to change that...

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John
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Offline Miquel 'Fire' Burns

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 02:31:17 AM »
That is a feature request, so it may very well appear later on.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 05:38:42 PM »
While waiting for that feature, you can also use a program like this one to watch the PasswordMaker file (or directory) and write a bat script that runs automatically, and copies the PasswordMaker file to that other location.

I haven't tried it myself yet, so I don't know how easy it is to set up, tell us if you need some help.

Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 02:23:14 AM »
major4579 uses unix/linux IIRC.  

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 09:41:28 AM »
Oops, sorry, missed that.

In that case he can even make a cron job, that checks the two files every five minutes, and copies according to changes.

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 05:32:50 PM »
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major4579 uses unix/linux IIRC.  

Eric,

No I'm on Windows 2K - always have been.

I'm trying to stay in Firefox so I haven't been too worried about the PWM file, when needed I export it directly to the other profile.

My mine problem with Firefox is that I have to locate and install so many extensions to get the same capabilities that are built into Mozilla.

John
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Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2006, 04:42:28 AM »
Sorry to hear about your difficulties. FWIW, I *will* be adding the ability to configure the passwordmaker.rdf location.

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2006, 11:38:04 PM »
interesting program Thibros. i've long wanted something like that for windows. i made a small linux shell script to copy the passwordmaker.rdf file for use between windows and linux boxes, but it's not so easy to do in windows.

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2006, 04:57:27 PM »
Can't he just symlink one to the other?
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Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2006, 07:27:53 PM »
Probably.

Offline Miquel 'Fire' Burns

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2006, 02:06:59 PM »
Only if he's not using Windows.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2006, 03:11:53 PM »
major4579 (John) is a unix/linux user. I remember that about him from previous conversations.
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2006, 04:03:51 PM »
And yet in this thread, he states that he's a Windows user.
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2006, 04:03:51 PM »