Quickest route from Delicious Library 3 to Bookends ?

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ComplexPoint
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Quickest route from Delicious Library 3 to Bookends ?

Post by ComplexPoint »

Before I draft a script to write out Bookends JSON from DL3 plists,
is there a better route that I have missed ?

(Delicious Library 3 doesn't seem to export BibTeX, which was a previous route)

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Re: Quickest route from Delicious Library 3 to Bookends ?

Post by Jon »

Yeah, they really dumbed it down. I'm afraid I don't see any easy route from DL3 -> Bookends.

If you happen to own Bookpedia, it seems it can import DL3 XML

https://www.bruji.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6995

which you can then export as BibTeX or Endnote.


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Re: Quickest route from Delicious Library 3 to Bookends ?

Post by ComplexPoint »

This is what I did in the end (JavaScript for Automation)

(Probably a niche use case, so I haven't generalised it for others with file-choosing dialogs etc,
but certainly could, if anyone else might find that useful)

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(() => {
    "use strict";

    const main = () => {
        const
            fpDL3xml = "~/Desktop/Library Export 2021-09-24.xml",
            fpBookendsJSON = "~/Desktop/Library Export 2021-09-24.bex";

        return either(
            alert("Bookends JSON from Delicious 3 XML")
        )(
            json => (
                writeFile(fpBookendsJSON)(json),
                json
            )
        )(
            bindLR(
                readPlistArrayFileLR(fpDL3xml)
            )(
                xs => Right(showJSON(xs.map(x => ({
                    type: beTypeFromAzType(x.type),
                    title: x.title,
                    authors: x.creatorsCompositeString,
                    publisher: x.publishersCompositeString,
                    thedate: beDateFromISO8601(
                        x.publishDate || ""
                    )
                }))))
            )
        );
    };

    // ---------- BOOKENDS JSON FROM DL3 PLIST -----------

    // beTypeFromAzType :: String -> String
    const beTypeFromAzType = s =>
        ({
            "Book": "2"
        })[s] || "2";

    const beDateFromISO8601 = s =>
        Boolean(s) ? (
            "Date" !== s.constructor.name ? (
                `${s}`
            ) : s.toJSON().slice(0, 4)
        ) : "";

    // ---------------------- PLIST ----------------------

    // readPlistArrayFileLR :: FilePath -> Either String Object
    const readPlistArrayFileLR = fp =>
        bindLR(
            doesFileExist(fp) ? (
                Right(filePath(fp))
            ) : Left(`No file found at path:\n\t${fp}`)
        )(fpFull => {
            const
                e = $(),
                maybeDict = (
                    $.NSArray
                    .arrayWithContentsOfURLError(
                        $.NSURL.fileURLWithPath(fpFull),
                        e
                    )
                );

            return maybeDict.isNil() ? (() => {
                const msg = ObjC.unwrap(e.localizedDescription);

                return Left(`readPlistFileLR:\n\t${msg}`);
            })() : Right(ObjC.deepUnwrap(maybeDict));
        });

    // ----------------------- JXA -----------------------

    // alert :: String => String -> IO String
    const alert = title =>
        s => {
            const sa = Object.assign(
                Application("System Events"), {
                    includeStandardAdditions: true
                });

            return (
                sa.activate(),
                sa.displayDialog(s, {
                    withTitle: title,
                    buttons: ["OK"],
                    defaultButton: "OK"
                }),
                s
            );
        };

    // --------------------- GENERIC ---------------------

    // Left :: a -> Either a b
    const Left = x => ({
        type: "Either",
        Left: x
    });


    // Right :: b -> Either a b
    const Right = x => ({
        type: "Either",
        Right: x
    });


    // bindLR (>>=) :: Either a ->
    // (a -> Either b) -> Either b
    const bindLR = m =>
        mf => m.Left ? (
            m
        ) : mf(m.Right);


    // doesFileExist :: FilePath -> IO Bool
    const doesFileExist = fp => {
        const ref = Ref();

        return $.NSFileManager.defaultManager
            .fileExistsAtPathIsDirectory(
                $(fp)
                .stringByStandardizingPath, ref
            ) && 1 !== ref[0];
    };

    // either :: (a -> c) -> (b -> c) -> Either a b -> c
    const either = fl =>
        // Application of the function fl to the
        // contents of any Left value in e, or
        // the application of fr to its Right value.
        fr => e => "Left" in e ? (
            fl(e.Left)
        ) : fr(e.Right);

    // filePath :: String -> FilePath
    const filePath = s =>
        // The given file path with any tilde expanded
        // to the full user directory path.
        ObjC.unwrap(ObjC.wrap(s)
            .stringByStandardizingPath);


    // showJSON :: a -> String
    const showJSON = x =>
        // Indented JSON representation of the value x.
        JSON.stringify(x, null, 2);

    // writeFile :: FilePath -> String -> IO ()
    const writeFile = fp => s =>
        $.NSString.alloc.initWithUTF8String(s)
        .writeToFileAtomicallyEncodingError(
            $(fp)
            .stringByStandardizingPath, false,
            $.NSUTF8StringEncoding, null
        );

    // MAIN ---
    return main();
})();

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Re: Quickest route from Delicious Library 3 to Bookends ?

Post by Jon »

That's great. Would you please post the script in our AppleScript forum? Others who might find it useful would probably look for it there, not in the (much busier) general forum.

Jon
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