Server/client bookmarks a la

Jesus Climent asks for a "client/server solution for my bookmarks", which I read as " clone". As the comment feature is not available on his blog, I answer with another blog post.

I know of the following Free Software clones:

  1. Scuttle (PHP, GPL)
  2. Rubric (Perl, Artistic license + GPL)
  3. Insipid (Perl, GPL)

I haven't tested recent versions of any of those, but I'll give scuttle another try soon, as I have wanted my own local for quite a while...


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Oh, this is very useful

I have wanted my own local for a while too. I think that this will permit me to have all my links sorted and available from some of my browsers (firefox, opera, konqueror), and from some of my computers and localitations...

And... I think that I'll give scuttle the first try soon, why? :-)

Thanks, Uwe, for these pointers.

More about Scuttle

Hi Uwe.

Yesterday I have a little free time and I was trying to install scuttle. The process is easy for those of us that, sometime, have installed drupal: we create a database, flush privileges :-), edit a config file with correct parameters...

Scuttle is cool. The feature that I like very much is that you can choose if you "share" a determined link or not (public or private), and we have "one" posibility to share with "one" group of users (watchlist).

The import option works fine. I have imported my and my local bookmarks (from firefox) and I haven't have any problems.

I think that you can have your own "scuttle" working in 30 min.

I regard one feature: the "root" user (?) could permit, or not, the register to other user. In scuttle wiki there is a solution: rename register.php file, and remove the link to this... but it is: all or nothing. I think that it would be nice a intermediate point.

Thanks and... congratulations!

Fellow Scuttler :D

You could definitely get "Scuttle" working in less than 30 minutes. It's easy to configure, and I also imported my address book and files! I got a little help from SynesisIT with some other configurations.. but likewise, congratulations! ;)

Problem getting scuttle working on IIS

I have installed Scuttle on Windows 2000, IE5, MY SQL 5.0 and PHP 5.2.5 and when I try to open any of the pages, such as Index.php, I get the following error:

Warning: setlocale() [function.setlocale]: Passing locale category name as string is deprecated. Use the LC_* -constants instead in C:\Inetpub\Scuttle\includes\php-gettext\ on line 131

Warning: setlocale() [function.setlocale]: Invalid locale category name LC_MESSAGES, must be one of LC_ALL, LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE, LC_MONETARY, LC_NUMERIC, or LC_TIME in C:\Inetpub\Scuttle\includes\php-gettext\ on line 131

Following a recommendation I found, I got this error to go away by changing "$ret = setlocale($category,$locale);" to "$ret = @setlocale($category,$locale);" in

However, now when I try to access index.php I get a blank page returned (with no HTML source). Any ideas?
I have tried to find a solution everywhere, so I apologise if this is not quite the right place!

Many thanks


P.S. I have followed the instructions to setup MYSQL and I have tested PHP, which is working fine

Problem getting scuttle working on IIS

I followed the same route you have with the same results. Beating my head against an unseen, yet impenetrable wall. Then I added the extension php_mbstring.dll to the two others I had already added (php_gettext.php and php_mysqli.php (note using the mysqlnd version from

Now I can see my scuttle site.

Other tweaks I made on my way to getting there:
Added the line: if (!defined('LC_MESSAGES')) define('LC_MESSAGES', 5);
to the top of
$dbtype = 'mysqli';
$dbuser = 'Arealuserofmydb';
$dbpass = 'Theirrealpassword';