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Basic Web Scraper made with selenium and bs4

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Basic Web Scraper

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This package can be used for simple automated web surfing / scraping.

Create classes inheriting the included BasicSpider class to create custom behavior to suit your requirements.


Usage Example

from basic_web_scraper.BasicSpider import BasicSpider

class CustomSpider(BasicSpider):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super().__init__(*args, **kwargs)

    def custom_operation(self, threshold):
        """
        Scroll to predefined threshold.
        If past threshold, scroll back up.
        """
        if self.get_page_y_offset() < threshold:
            self.mousewheel_vscroll(number_of_scrolls=2)

        else:
            y_difference = self.get_page_y_offset() - threshold
            self.smooth_vscroll_up_by(y_difference)

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Driver

In order for the package to work, you must include a geckodriver.exe in your local project directory. Otherwise a GeckoNotFoundException will be raised

Note: This package currently only supports working with The Firefox geckodriver, which can be downloaded from here

BasicSpider.py

Use this as the superclass for your own project's spider

This Spider allows you to do basic things like goto a url, scroll down the page in different ways, refresh the page, etc..

It acts as an interface to selenium.webdriver to make setting up a project easier

More docs will be added in the future.

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