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Django application for collecting online content following user-defined instructions

Project description

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django-scraper is a Django application for collecting online content following user-defined instructions

Features

  • Extract content of given online website/pages and stored under JSON data
  • Crawl then extract content in multiple pages, with given depth.
  • Can download media files present in page
  • Have option for storing data under ZIP file
  • Support standard file system and AWS S3 storage
  • Customisable crawling requests for different scenarios
  • Process can be started from Django management command (~cron job) or with Python code
  • Support extracting multiple content (text, html, images, binary files) in the same page
  • Have content refinement (replacement) rules and black words filtering
  • Support custom proxy servers, and user-agents

Support Django 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8

Samples

Below is sample result from scraping https://news.ycombinator.com/ask

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44239448/scraper-screen.jpg

Installation

This application requires some other tools installed first:

lxml
requests

django-scraper installation can be made using pip:

pip install django-scraper

For more and latest information about configuration or usage, please visit the repository in github: https://github.com/zniper/django-scraper

Support

If you have any questions about this application, please email to: me@zniper.net

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