News scraping and reporting.
newsscraper provides a framework for scraping web news with Selenium and Beautiful Soup. newsscraper will take care of remembering which news items where already read and creates results in form of json, csv, or html files.
A minimal scraper for newsscraper that fetches the newest questions from https://stackoverflow.com/questions can look like this:
# content of stackoverflow.py import newsscraper import sys with newsscraper.Scraper(sys.argv) as scraper: driver = scraper.get_chrome() driver.get('https://stackoverflow.com/questions') for question in driver.find_elements_by_xpath('//a[@class="question-hyperlink"]'): scraper.add(question.get_attribute('href'), question.text)
Additional configuration can be provided with arguments:
python3 stackoverflow.py --headless --verbose report=html --out=$(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S').html
Run python3 stackoverflow.py -h for a list of all arguments.
- Remember already added news items
- Create reports in json, csv, html, or a custom format
- Merge multiple json reports
- Custom command-line arguments
- Proxy support
- Sort items by date in HTML5 report
- Tags in HTML5 report
- Custom report templates
- RSS reports
- python2 support
pip3 install newsscraper
If you want to use the selenium drivers you have to download the corresponding third party drivers in the ./assets/ subdirectory to your script. newsscraper will also automatically load all add-ons you place in ./assets/.
- 0.1.0 initial version
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE for details.
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