convert chrome html export to folders, links and descriptions

grep -E '<DT><A|<DT><H3' bookmarks.html | sed 's/<DT>//' | sed '/Bookmarks bar/d' | sed 's/ ADD_DATE=\".*\"//g' | sed 's/^[ \t]*//' | tr '<A HREF' '<a href'
chrome only lets you export in html format, with a lot of table junk, this command will just export the titles of the links and the links without all that extra junk
Sample Output
<h3>search engines</h3>
<a href="">google search engine</a>

2011-05-26 22:21:01

What Others Think

Wouldn't it be easier like this? sed '/
plasticdoc · 547 weeks and 1 day ago
. sed '/<DT><A\|<DT><H3/!d;s/<DT>//;/Bookmarks bar/d;s/ ADD_DATE=\".*\"//g;s/^[ \t]*//;s/<A HREF/<a href/'
plasticdoc · 547 weeks and 1 day ago
Alternative 1: sed '/<DT><A\|<DT><H3/!d;s|<DT>||;/Bookmarks bar/d;s| ADD_DATE=\".*\"||g;s|^[ \t]*||;s|<A HREF|<a href|' bookmarks.html
plasticdoc · 547 weeks ago
nice, althought the ending is in capital and same with instead of
chrismccoy · 546 weeks and 5 days ago

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