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Spyda - Python Spider Tool and Library

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Overview

spyda is a simple tool and library written in the Python Programming Language to crawl a given url whilst allowing you to restrict results to a specified domain and optionally also perform pattern matching against URLs crawled. spyda will report on any URLs it was unable to crawl along with their status code and store successfully crawled links and their content in a directory structure that matches the domain and URLs searched.

spyda was developed at Griffith University as a tool and library to assist with web crawling tasks and data extraction and has been used to help match researcher names against publications as well as extract data and links from external sources of data.

Requirements

spyda also comes basic documentation and a full comprehensive unit test suite which require the following:

To build the docs:

To run the unit tests:

Supported Platforms

  • Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X
  • Python 2.6, 2.7
Windows: We acknowledge that Windows exists and make reasonable efforts
to maintain compatibility. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee support at this time.

Changes

spyda 0.0.1 (2013-11-19)

  • Initiali Public Release

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