I thought I had copied everything in .cache and .config and similar locations, but when I start pale moon, I don't see my history, bookmarks or open tabs.
Where can I find that information from the old system?
I'm afraid I'm going to need to wipe and reinstall my system on the old computer so I can't open pale moon there.
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I noticed that on my new machine, under .moonchild\ productions/pale\ moon/ the profile file XXXX.default has mode 700.
I think when I tried to copy the profile when booted from the USB it did not copy because I was user 'ubuntu' instead of my normal user. So on the copy of stuff from my old machine, the pale\ moon directory is empty.
So I just need to figure out how to copy the profile as root while booted on the usb drive (and that is a question for another forum).
1) I booted in the "Try Unix" mode from a USB Ubuntu installer.
2) I copied files to the new machine using rsync (requires ssh to be turned on in the target machine).
2a) create a target directory to hold the changes on the new machine.
2b) use the file browser to find your home directory then open in terminal
rsync -rvzh .moonchild\ productions user@newmachine:/pathto/targetdir/
rsync -rvzh .cache user@newmachine:/pathto/targetdir/
[Note the position of the trailing slashes, this is important in rsync, see man rsync for more info.]
3) now copy
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I even got all my old open tabs back. So I'm happy. I hope this helps somebody else.
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