How to install Buku on Ubuntu – Browser independent Bookmark Manager

Buku is a free and open source command line bookmark manager for Linux. Using Buku you can auto-import bookmarks from your firefox, google chrome and chromium browser and open bookmarks from these browsers. You can fetch the title and description of a bookmarked url from the web using this bookmark manager. You can use your fav editor to edit and updare your bookmarks in buku. Some other features are regex and a deep scan mode search options to find your bookmark. It is a privacy focused bookmark manager without any storing of hidden history and usage analytics. Another one good feature is you can import and export bookmarks HTML, Markdown or Orgfile. It is written in Python3 and SQLite3 and released under GNU General Public License v3.0 license.

Install Buku Bookmark Manager on Ubuntu:

Download Buku Bookmark Manager in .deb file from the below download link. Here Downloads is my default download location and the downloaded file name is “buku-cli_4.3-1_ubuntu18.04.amd64.deb“

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Download Buku Bookmark Manager

Then open your ubuntu terminal app (ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command to go to the Downloads folder. You can change this command according to your download location.

cd Downloads

Then run the below command.

sudo dpkg -i buku-cli_4.3-1_ubuntu18.04.amd64.deb

After that run this command to install all missing dependencies.

sudo apt-get install -f

Some Buku example:

Run below command in terminal to automatically import bookmarks from Firefox and Google Chrome.

buku --ai

To export all bookmarks

buku --export path_and_filename_to_bookmarks.html

To list all your bookmarks run this command.

buku -p

To add and edit your bookmark manually then run this command.

buku -w 'gedit -w'

Complete list of Buku usage:

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