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Scrapy WARC I/O

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Scrapy Warcio

A Web Archive WARC I/O module for Scrapy



$ pip install scrapy-warcio


  1. Create a project and spider:
$ scrapy startproject <project>
$ cd <project>
$ scrapy genspider <spider>
  1. Copy and edit scrapy_warcio distributed settings.yml with your configuration settings:
max_warc_size: 10000000000  # 10GB

collection: ~ # collection name
description: ~ # collection description
operator: ~ # operator email address
robots: ~  # robots policy (obey or ignore)
user_agent: ~ # your user-agent
warc_prefix: ~ # WARC filename prefix
warc_dest: ~ # WARC files destination
  1. Export SCRAPY_WARCIO_SETTINGS=/path/to/settings.yml

  2. Add WarcioDownloaderMiddleware (distributed as to your <project>/<project>/

import scrapy_warcio

class WarcioDownloaderMiddleware:

    def __init__(self):
        self.warcio = scrapy_warcio.ScrapyWarcIo()

    def process_request(self, request, spider):
        request.meta['WARC-Date'] = scrapy_warcio.warc_date()
        return None

    def process_response(self, request, response, spider):
        self.warcio.write(response, request)
        return response
  1. Enable WarcioDownloaderMiddleware in <project>/<project>/
    '<project>.middlewares.WarcioDownloaderMiddleware': 543,
  1. Validate your warcs with internetarchive/warctools:
$ warcvalid WARC.warc.gz
  1. Upload your WARC(s) to your favorite web archive!


$ pydoc scrapy_warcio


>>> help(scrapy_warcio)


Making this a Scrapy extension may make it more useful:


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