I wrote about it here.
What is needed?
Just two small gems and an Instapaper account.
gem install mechanize mustache
Usage: instapaper-stats.rb [method] fetch [credentials file] - Fetch new data and save to 'backup/'. info [csv file] - Show info from csv file. search [word] - Search article by word or url, word can be a regexp. csv [dir] - Print out latest backup info in CSV format. csv_full [dir] - Print out full backup info in CSV format. graph [csv file] - Write stats data from csv file to 'html/app.js'.
I use this script as a cronjob to automatically backup and graph all my saved articles.
$ crontab -l 1 0 * * * /home/badboy/git/instredis/run.sh >/dev/null 5 0 * * * /home/badboy/git/instredis/graph.sh >/dev/null
#!/bin/bash cd $(dirname $0) ~/.rvm/bin/ruby-1.9.3-p0 ./instapaper-stats.rb fetch credentials.txt
#!/bin/bash cd $(dirname $0) ~/.rvm/bin/ruby-1.9.3-p0 ./instapaper-stats.rb csv backup >> full.csv ~/.rvm/bin/ruby-1.9.3-p0 ./instapaper-stats.rb graph full.csv cp html/app.js /var/www/sites/stats/app.js
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