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Helpers to fetch & parse text on pages with requests, lxml, & beautifulsoup4

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Install system requirements for lxml

% sudo apt-get install -y libxml2 libxslt1.1 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev zlib1g-dev


% brew install libxml2

Install with pip

% pip3 install parse-helper

Optionally install ipython with ``pip3 install ipython`` to enable
``ph-soup-explore`` command


The ph-ddg, ph-download-files, ph-download-file-as, and ph-soup-explore scripts are provided

$ venv/bin/ph-ddg --help
Usage: ph-ddg [OPTIONS] [QUERY]

  Pass a search query to duckduckgo api

  --help  Show this message and exit.

$ venv/bin/ph-download-files --help
Usage: ph-download-files [OPTIONS] [ARGS]...

  Download all links to local files

  - args: urls or filenames containing urls

  --help  Show this message and exit.

$ venv/bin/ph-download-file-as --help
Usage: ph-download-file-as [OPTIONS] URL [LOCALFILE]

  Download link to local file

  - url: a string - localfile: a string

  --help  Show this message and exit.

$ venv/bin/ph-soup-explore --help
Usage: ph-soup-explore [OPTIONS] [URL_OR_FILE]

  Create a soup object from a url or file and explore with ipython

  --help  Show this message and exit.
In [1]: import parse_helper as ph

In [2]: ph.USER_AGENT
Out[2]: 'Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/58.0.3029.110 Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36'

In [3]: ph.duckduckgo_api('adventure time')
2019-08-27 06:21:05,303: Fetching JSON from
[{'text': 'Adventure Time An American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network.',
  'thumbnail': '',
  'link': ''},
 {'text': '"Adventure Time" (pilot) An animated short created by Pendleton Ward, as well as the pilot to the Cartoon Network series...',
  'thumbnail': '',
  'link': ''},
 {'text': "Adventure Time (1959 TV series) A local children's television show on WTAE-TV 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1959 to 1975.",
  'thumbnail': '',
  'link': ''},
 {'text': "Adventure Time (1967 TV series) A Canadian children's adventure television series which aired on CBC Television in 1967 and 1968.",
  'thumbnail': '',
  'link': ''},
 {'text': 'Adventure Time (album) The second album for the rock/pop trio The Elvis Brothers.',
  'thumbnail': '',
  'link': ''}]

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