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A command line utility for scraping wayback snapshots from archive.org.

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wayback_scraper

Scraping urls from archive.org (Wayback Machine Snapshots)

Command-Line Interface

The usage information can be printed by running wayback-scraper -h.

usage: wayback-scraper [-h] -u URL [-l LIMIT] [-f Start TIMESTAMP]
                   [-t End TIMESTAMP] [-p DIRECTORY] [-n FILENAME] -o
                   Output type

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -u URL, --url URL     url for the wayback scraper to scrape. [eg:
                        http://www.example.com
  -l LIMIT, --limit LIMIT
                        limit the number of results to scrape
  -f Start TIMESTAMP, --from Start TIMESTAMP
                        start date, format - YYYYmmddHHMMSS. Example : -f 2011
  -t End TIMESTAMP, --to End TIMESTAMP
                        end date, format - YYYYmmddHHMMSS. Example : -t 201205
  -p DIRECTORY, --path DIRECTORY
                        Output file path
  -n FILENAME, --name FILENAME
                        filename for the output data
  -o Output type, --output Output type
                        output type

Examples

The usage can be perhaps be made more clear with a couple of concrete examples.

    wayback-scraper -u https://www.archive.org -l 2 -f 2011 -t 2012 -n output-o json

which produces:

    {
        'archived_urls':
            [
                'url':'http://www.archive.org:80/',
                'date':'1997-01-26',
                'timestamp':'19970126045828'
            ],
            [
                'url':'http://www.archive.org:80/',
                'date':'1997-10-01',
                'timestamp':'19971011050034'
            ]
    }

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