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A Distributed Web Crawler System in Python

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Fulmar is a distributed crawler system. By using non-blocking network I/O,
Fulmar can handle hundreds of open connections at the same time. You can
extractthe data you need from websites. In a fast, simple, yet extensible way.

Quick links

* `Source (github) <>`_
* `Wiki <>`_

Code example

Here is a simple example::

import logging

from fulmar.base_spider import BaseSpider

logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)

class Handler(BaseSpider):
def on_start(self):
self.crawl('', callback=self.detail_page)

def detail_page(self, response):
page_lxml = response.page_lxml
except Exception as e:

return {
"url": response.url,
"title": page_lxml.xpath('//title/text()')[0]}

You can save above code in a new file called `` and run in console::

fulmar start_project

If you have installed `redis`, you will get::

Successfully start the project, project name: "baidu_spider".

Finally, start Fulmar::

fulmar all


**Automatic installation**::

pip install fulmar

Fulmar is listed in `PyPI <>`_ and
can be installed with ``pip`` or ``easy_install``. Note that the
source distribution includes demo applications that are not present
when Tornado is installed in this way, so you may wish to download a
copy of the source tarball as well.

**Manual installation**: Download tarball, then:

.. parsed-literal::

tar xvzf fulmar-|version|.tar.gz
cd fulmar-|version|
python build
sudo python install

The Fulmar source code is `hosted on GitHub

**Prerequisites**: Fulmar runs on Python 2.7, and 3.3+
For Python 2, version 2.7.9 or newer is *strongly*
recommended for the improved SSL support.


This documentation is also available in `PDF and Epub formats

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* :ref:`genindex`
* :ref:`modindex`
* :ref:`search`

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