After reading Viticci's tome on Pythonista last week, I finally decided to sit down and play around with the app a little bit. My first project was a relatively simple one: open a web browser with all of my Pinboard links that were marked as read later.
import os import markdown import requests import webbrowser pinToken = 'Put your Pinboard API token here' pinAPI = 'api.pinboard.in/v1/' pinGet = 'posts/all' pinURL = 'https://' + pinAPI + pinGet + '?auth_token=' + pinToken + '&toread=yes&format=json' def main(): j = requests.get(pinURL).json s = "" for article in j: outstring = "* [%s][%s]\n" % (article['description'], article['href']) s += outstring md = markdown.Markdown() contents = md.convert(s) with open('reading_list.html', 'w') as f: f.write(contents) pth = "file:///" + os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)), "reading_list.html") webbrowser.open(pth) if __name__ == '__main__': main()
Also available in gist form.
I drew some inspiration from the aforelinked script by Nick Wynja. I could have written out the HTML directly instead of having it go through the markdown module, but I wanted to see how it came out. It also won't let you mark the links as read because as far as I can tell there is no way to do that using the Pinboard API.