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Web Data Extraction Library Written in Python

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Wextracto is a toolkit for command-line web data extraction.


$ pip install wextracto

Kicking the Tyres

$ echo -e "[wex]\nsitemaps=wex.sitemaps:urls_from_sitemaps" > entry_points.txt
$ wex ""


The documentation can be found here:

Release History

0.15.1 (2017-10-24)

  • Add warc_protocol, warc_version, warc_headers to wex response
  • Some (partial) support for Python 2.6

0.14.1 (2017-08-17)

  • Fix errors in PhantomJS responses
  • Handle non utf-8 urls

0.14.0 (2017-07-10)

  • Ensure utf-8 is tried first even if not declared

0.12.0 (2017-04-03)

  • Support onInitialized in PhantomJS required modules

0.10.1 (2016-09-26)

  • Add –label argument for easy process-wide labelling

0.9.6 (2016-09-09)

  • Fix shutdown error caused by daemon thread for timeout with phantomjs
  • Fix handling of directories in tarfiles read from stdin (-)

0.9.5 (2016-09-06)

  • Small fix to avoid non-integer status code when error occur with PhantomJS

0.9.4 (2016-06-21)

  • Support ‘params’ keyword argument on URL.get

0.9.2 (2016-05-13)

  • Fix bug in handling HTML comments when fixing numeric character references

0.9.1 (2016-04-26)

  • Fix bug when using nested Cache objects

0.9.0 (2016-04-16)

  • Add support for reading WARC response format

0.8.8 (2016-04-11)

  • Fix bug in handling of invalid numeric character references

0.8.5 (2015-12-07)

  • Allow utf-8 in HTTP headers (only applies to PY2)

0.8.3 (2015-09-23)

  • Fix bug in HTTP decode caused by magic bytes handling.

0.8.2 (2015-09-21)

  • Add magic_bytes to Response for more reliable wex.http:decode behaviour.

0.7.9 (2015-08-18)

  • Re-worked encoding for HTML to pre-parse

0.7 (2015-06-04)

  • Better proxy support

0.4 (2015-02-12)

  • Now we flatten labels and values.
  • href and src become href_url and src_url.

0.3 (2014-12-29)

  • Some API changes + switch to “tab-separated JSON”.

0.2.2 (2014-10-24)

  • Uploaded sdist to PyPI for “pip install wextracto” simplicity.

0.1 (2014-10-16)

  • Initial release as open source

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