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pancli (also known as Pansi Cli), is a tool for running scrapy spider or interacting to ScrapyDD server.

pancli give some useful supplymentary functions to scrapy command line, some of the functions are:

  1. Execute spider from a egg packaged project.
  2. Install package required libraries at run-time if necessary.
  3. Package a scrapy project into egg.


pancli is available on pypi, you can install it by simply run:

pip install pancli


Run a spider

Run a spider is very easy by executing pancli crawl {spider_name}, the command is compatiable with scrapy crawl

One special and the most wonderful parameter is the -f parameter, which specifies a FIGURE file in which all settings/parameters/plugins of a spider can be writen as a simple JSON/YAML file. If you run spider very often, FIGURE file can save tons of time.

FIGURE fields:

  • spider: the target spider name which is the same in the scrapy list command.
  • settings: (dict) settings can be used to populate all settings at runtime, not only the literal/string values, but list/dicts

And other parameters, the more detail documentation is coming soon.

package a spider

A packaged spider is extremely portable, with one spider package and a FIGURE file, you can easily crawl the whole internet.

When your current dir is in the scope of scrapy project(with any ancient folder which contains a scrapy.cfg file), you can easily run the following commmand to build a spider package.

pancli package

If you haven't create for the project, this command will help you create one.

And this command is inspired by scrapyd-client

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