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
URLs from 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.
See the README for details on installing and running.
You should back up your account before running the script. I have done
some testing, but only against one account. Yours might behave