After the recent fuss over Yahoo potentially shutting down delcious, I thought it might be wise to automatically back up my delicious bookmarks on a regular basis. Here’s what I did:

1. Created a shell script to download delicious bookmark data to my Dropbox folder

cat $HOME/Development/Scripts/
curl -s > $HOME/Dropbox/delicious-bookmarks.xml

This sucks down an XML file of current bookmark data and drops it in my Dropbox folder that is automagically backed up to the Dropbox cloud.

2. Created a cron job to automatically run said script each week

crontab -e
# backup bookmarks every Friday at 2pm
0 14 * * 5 $HOME/Development/Scripts/