Google Chrome

Google Chrome profile directory in Ubuntu


Create a New profile

To create a new profile, create a folder

mkdir /backup/chrome-profile-hon

First time run

For first run, use following command

google-chrome --user-data-dir=/backup/chrome-profile-hon -first-run

Starting Chrome

For regular usage, start google chrome with

google-chrome --user-data-dir=/backup/chrome-profile-hon

See what profile folder google chrome use

To see what profile folder currently running google chrome instance use, run

lsof | grep google-chrome

This will list all files opened by google chrome, from that you can identify the profile folder in use.

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