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A gevent-based simple instagram hashtag crawler

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Getting Started

Supported Platforms

insta_hashtag_crawler has been tested against the following platforms:

  • OS : Ubuntu 17.04 LTS, Windows 10
  • Python : cPython >= 3.6


via pip (recommended)

  • When python 3 is the only python distribution installed on the system:
pip install insta_hashtag_crawler
  • With multiple versions of python distributions:
    (replace python3 with the version you want)
python3 -m pip install insta_hashtag_crawler
  • Using venv:
    • On Linux
python3 -m venv .venv
source .venv/bin/activate
pip install insta_hashtag_crawler
  • On Windows
python3 -m venv .venv
cd .venv/Scripts
pip install insta_hashtag_crawler


git clone
cd insta_hashtag_crawler
python3 bdist
python3 install

How to

insta_hashtag_crawler is shipped with a very simple command line tool
and this is what you are going to mostly make the use of.

You can start crawling immediately on your shell with:

insta-crawl your-hashtag

This command will generates a series of csv formatted data in your
"current working directory". csv file name will be: ${hashtag}yyyymmdd(${number}).csv

Optional Arguments

  • [--dir] [-d]
    You can set the directory where crawling results will be generated
    by using [--dir] [-d] option.
    The [--dir] options can take an absolute or relative path as an argument.
insta-crawl --dir /some/path/to/dir hashtag
insta-crawl --dir some/relative/path hashtag
  • [--quiet] [-q]
    Turn on the [--quiet] [-q] flag if you want to mute the crawling logs,
    which by default are directed to the stdout. This option will redirect any logs to OS-relevant dev/null.

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