January 23, 2009
Recently I have become a big user of the social bookmarking site Delicious. Nearly everyday I add several new bookmarks to my list on the site, the most recent ten of which appear in my sidebar.
Delicious is owned by Yahoo, which means the data there is likely safe for a long time. However, I don't have any other record of these sites, so I was interested to see this Lifehacker tip on backing up your Delicious bookmarks using curl or wget. Admittedly this is a fairly nerdy solution, but that is where the attraction lies for me.
curl -k --user username:password -o delicious.bakup.xml -O 'https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all'
substituting your username and password for username:password.
That's it. You could schedule this via cron, but that's the subject of another posting.