Talk:Firefox on RAM

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Security

How about pointing out a few drawbacks like "putting browser profile into /tmp poses a security risk --- other users can now see it?" All3fox (talk) 07:17, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

$USER

I think this line

volatile=/dev/shm/firefox-$USER

in the script should be changed to

volatile=/dev/shm/firefox-${whoami}

, or the CRON job will fail, because $USER is not set. But as I'm using another distro I don't know wheter it is working in ARCH, so I won't change that line now. Hope I get some feedback here. Kovacssanya (talk) 10:33, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

A more simple way of using firefox-sync is to make a script like this:

#!/bin/bash
/bin/firefox-sync
firefox
/bin/firefox-sync

i.e merging profiles before launching firefox and after closing it. It has its downsides but it is easier. Kisame217 (talk) 12:52, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

.profile instead of .bash_profile

This is a comment for the "Sync at login/logout" section. Firefox is loaded by the GUI, which does not necessarily log in through bash (for example GUI users might prefer to login with gdm for GNOME). However .bash_profile is only ran when someone logs in from the command-line.

It would thus be helpful to add that when you have something like gdm installed (or don't log-in with bash when you use Firefox), you have to call firefox-sync from ~/.profile (in the case of GNOME), not in ~/.bash_profile (or ~/.bash_login).

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