Link Scrubber -- a pinboard.in bookmark cleaner
With the announcement that Google Reader is being shuttered, I
decided I needed to go through my pinboard.in bookmarks and update
any that point to a
feedproxy.google.com URL while their
redirecting service is still online. This script does that
What does it do?
link_scrubber processes all of your bookmarks, looking for those
that redirect. It adds a new bookmark with the target of the redirect
and all the same metadata from the original link. By default, only
feedproxy.google.com are processed, but there are
command line options to process all redirects or to add more
The links are processed in small batches to reduce the load of individual calls against the pinboard API server, so it can take a while to process. Once a batch of links is fetched, it is checked in parallel to speed things up a little.
Install via pip:
$ pip install git+http://github.com/mgan59/python-pinboard.git#egg=python-pinboard $ pip install linkscrubber
Unfortunately, python-pinboard does not have a PyPI release, yet, so it needs to be installed first.
To use it, pass your pinboard.in user token to the
-t option, or
use your username and password with the
$ linkscrubber -t token
$ linkscrubber -u username -p password
or, leave off the password and you will be prompted
$ linkscrubber -u username Password:
To see what would be changed, without making any changes, use the
$ linkscrubber --dry-run -t token
For the full list of options, use:
$ linkscrubber -h
You should back up your account before running the script. I have done some testing, but only against one account. Yours might behave differently.
Use the github bug tracker at https://github.com/dhellmann/link_scrubber to report problems.