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How do I keep using an old chrome version

PostPosted: 2019-05-11 03:07
by bester69
Im doing the following, in order to keep using my old Opera browser alive (due to performance reasons).:

0- Keep a source clean config directory to sync. with it, so you can make a clean up once a week or so.
sudo rsync -aAXv --delete $bootop/opera.bak/ $bootop/opera/

1- Keep bookmarks directory outside sync. so you can keep them after clean up sync.
/home/user/scripts/operaBookmarks/ (bookmarks linked outside config chrome directory, to keep them)

2- Protect Extensions directory, so they cant hack you with any troyan plugin.
sudo chattr +i $bootop/opera/Extensions/
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I use two scripts; opeinit (make a clean up sync of config directory) and opeupd (update some data changes to clean source directory)

opeinit
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#!/bin/sh
#
export bootop=/home/user/LINUXDEBS/browsers
killall opera

sudo chattr +i $bootop/opera/Extensions/ $bootop/opera.bak/Extensions/
cp -f $bootop/opera/Bookmarks* $bootop/opera.bak/
cp -f $bootop/opera/Bookmarks* /home/user/scripts/operaBookmarks/
sudo rsync -aAXv --delete $bootop/opera.bak/ $bootop/opera/


opeupd
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#!/bin/bash
#
bootop=/home/user/LINUXDEBS/browsers/
killall opera

sudo chattr +i $bootop/opera/Extensions/ $bootop/opera.bak/Extensions/
cp -f $bootop/opera/Bookmarks* /home/user/scripts/operaBookmarks/
rsync -aAXv --delete  $bootop/opera/ $bootop/opera.bak/


I found out when I was synchronizing with clean source config chrome, It deleted in target some new several extensions I wasnt installed, so I decided to protect Extensions folder with "chattr +i" just in case somewhat were hacking in remote the old browser... Now I feel more secure, all trace in rsync seems pretty normal to me (no new extensions come up from nowhere).