Python module and CLI tool for facilitating download and deploy of WebDriver binaries.
Python module to facilitate downloading and deploying WebDriver binaries. The classes in this module can be used to automatically search for and download the latest version (or a specific version) of a WebDriver binary (will download to $HOME/webdriver or /usr/local/webdriver if run with sudo), extract the binary from the downloaded archive and create a symlink in either /usr/local/bin (if run with sudo) or $HOME/bin.
This module is available on the Python Package Index (PyPI) and can be installed as follows:
pip install webdriverdownloader
This module is dependent on the following additional packages:
The following classes are available:
Currently being developed/tested using Python 2.7.16 and 3.7.2 on macOS and Windows 10.
Example module usage
>>> from webdriverdownloader import GeckoDriverDownloader >>> gdd = GeckoDriverDownloader() >>> gdd.download_and_install() 1524kb [00:00, 1631.24kb/s] ('/Users/lsaguisag/webdriver/geckodriver-v0.20.1-macos/geckodriver', '/Users/lsaguisag/bin/geckodriver') >>> gdd.download_and_install("v0.20.0") 1501kb [00:02, 678.92kb/s] Symlink /Users/lsaguisag/bin/geckodriver already exists and will be overwritten. ('/Users/lsaguisag/webdriver/geckodriver-v0.20.0-macos/geckodriver', '/Users/lsaguisag/bin/geckodriver') >>> gdd.download_and_install() Symlink /Users/lsaguisag/bin/geckodriver already exists and will be overwritten. ('/Users/lsaguisag/webdriver/geckodriver-v0.20.1-macos/geckodriver', '/Users/lsaguisag/bin/geckodriver') >>>
Command line tool
There is a command-line tool that is also available. After installing the package, it can be used as follows (Windows example):
> webdriverdownloader chrome:2.38 firefox opera:v.2.35 Downloading WebDriver for browser: 'chrome' 3300kb [00:00, 11216.38kb/s] Driver binary downloaded to: C:\Users\lsaguisag\webdriver\chrome\2.38\2.38%2Fchromedriver_win32\chromedriver.exe Driver copied to: C:\Users\lsaguisag\bin\chromedriver.exe Downloading WebDriver for browser: 'firefox' 3031kb [00:01, 2253.64kb/s] Driver binary downloaded to: C:\Users\lsaguisag\webdriver\gecko\v0.20.1\geckodriver-v0.20.1-win64\geckodriver.exe Driver copied to: C:\Users\lsaguisag\bin\geckodriver.exe Downloading WebDriver for browser: 'opera' 3548kb [00:02, 1239.02kb/s] Driver binary downloaded to: C:\Users\lsaguisag\webdriver\operachromium\v.2.35\operadriver_win64\operadriver_win64\operadriver.exe Driver copied to: C:\Users\lsaguisag\bin\operadriver.exe WARNING: Path 'C:\Users\lsaguisag\bin' is not in the PATH environment variable.
In the above example, a version was specified for Chrome and Opera while no version was specified for Firefox so the latest version of geckodriver was implicitly downloaded.
- Test on Linux
This is released under an MIT license. See the LICENSE file in this repository for more information.
Consult the license terms of the providers of the WebDriver downloads prior to downloading / using the WebDrivers.
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