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Simple program to back up Instapaper favorites in plaintext and html form.

Project description

Python script to back up clean text and full html versions of Instapaper bookmarks. Tested on ArchLinux, should work on other distros/OSX.

## Requirements

## Installation

The recommended method of installation is via pip:

pip install instacache

This will place instacache.py in your bin folder for easy access.

## Usage To use Instacache, you need an Instapaper subscription, which gives access to the full developer API as well as a consumer key and secret for OAuth. While I could conceivably ship mine with Instacache as this is an “app”, I don’t know how to keep that information secret in an open python script.

Create the file ~/.instacache/.credentials with the following contents:

[keys] consumer_key = <your consumer key> consumer_secret = <your consumer secret>

Then you can use the application as follows. After running instacache.py login once, you should be fine to run backup in a crontab.

usage: instacache [-h] [-f FILE] {login,user,backup} …

Cache Instapaper articles

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-f FILE, --file FILE
 File in which to store instacache information
command:
{login,user,backup} command to issue
login login and create an oauth token user show the currently authed user backup back up instapaper articles

## TODO

Instacache was a pretty quick hack job. There’s a lot of things that could be better about it: * make code cleaner, follow Python naming conventions * (test and) handle error cases * allow backup of entire instapaper list in addition to single folder * remove wget dependency * migrate to Python 3

These are all “do them if they cause problems” TODOs for me, so if they are causing you problems, create an issue or shoot me an [email](mailto:filipkrynicki@gmail.com).

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