web novel getter, a web scraping and ebook generation tool.
Rarely will web novel sites provide any means to read their contents off line, and this is precisely why wnget came to be. It is a tool to scrape web novels from blogs, and optionally convert them to epub format. It provides several options to configure the exact behaviour, while at the same time trying to provide sane defaults. The strings for the next/previous navigation links, as well as CSS class for title/content containers can be configured, among other settings.
Besides the main wnget utility, the suite include wnbook, to generate ebooks from the downloaded contents, and wnlocal, to rewrite the links of html files that can be resolved to a local file using the same rules applied by wnget.
$ pip install wnget
If you happened to have cloned the repo and are playing with the code, you probably want to install wnget in “editable” mode while you’re working on it. This is so it becomes both installed and editable in project form.
Assuming you’re in the root of the project, just run:
$ pip install -e .
Any argument that starts with ‘–’ can also be set in a config file (./wnget.conf or ~/.wnget.conf or specified via -s). The recognized syntax for setting (key, value) pairs is based on the INI and YAML formats (e.g. key=value or foo=TRUE). If an argument is specified in more than one place, then commandline values override config file values which override defaults.
The default configuration looks like this:
keeplinks: no firsttitle: no next: "Next Chapter" previous: "Previous Chapter" titleclass: entry-title contentclass: entry-content epub: default_ebook limit: 0 # No limit if < 1
Since every web novel site will have a unique theme, it is unlikely the default configurations shipped with _wnget_ will work out of the box (unless you happen to be addicted to the same ones as yours truly). Feel free to extend data/sites.yaml for your favorite sites and issue a pull request.
$ wnget --help usage: wnget [-h] [-s file] [-k] [-f] [-n caption] [-p caption] [-t css_class] [-c css_class] [-e title] [-l N] [-v] first_url [last_url] positional arguments: first_url first URL to crawl last_url optional last URL to crawl (stops after reaching) optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -s file, --settings file config file path -k, --keeplinks rewrite and keep navigation links in HTML content -f, --firsttitle keep first title match instead of trying to be smart about it -n caption, --next caption next link caption (default: 'Next Chapter') -p caption, --previous caption previous link caption (default: 'Previous Chapter') -t css_class, --titleclass css_class title container class (default: 'entry-title') -c css_class, --contentclass css_class content container class (default: 'entry-content') -e title, --epub title create Epub with this title (will use cover.jpg/png if found) -l N, --limit N crawl at most N pages -v, --version show program's version number and exit
Invoke each command without arguments to display help information.
The scraper looks for a given CSS class in the title and content containers, and those can be set manually to suit your web novel site of choice. It also looks for links with default strings to find the next and previous chapters, and this can also be set by hand.
To scrape all chapters of a given web novel, following links, and saving each chapter in a different html file in the current directory:
$ wnget http://example.com/first_chapter_link
Or, for more advanced uses, downloading all chapters until a given link is retrieved, and generate an EPUB with the loot:
$ wnget -e "My Web Novel" \ http://example.com/first_chapter_link \ http://example.com/first_chapter_link
Additionally, the ebook functionality can be used directly through the wnbook standalone utility. Just provide the HTML index file and a name for the book, and it will generate an ebook with all referenced resources in the working directory:
$ wnbook index.html "My Web Novel"
Also, if a cover.png or cover.jpg file is present, it will be used as cover page. Its use as standalone command will often prove more flexible, as it exposes features not normally used by the main application, while allowing some manual tweaking of the downloaded contents and index files.
Here, generating a book with relative paths, and custom filename, cover image, and language/author metadata:
$ wnbook ../index.html "I Shall Seal the Heavens (我欲封天)" \ --filename=issth.epub --language=zh --author="Ergen (耳根)" \ --cover ~/images/MengHao.png
And finally, to rewrite links within a file so that they point to already downloaded resources, wnlocal can be used.
Either to print the converted file to stdout:
$ wnlocal introduction.html
Or to write it back to disk:
$ wnlocal introduction.html newfile.html
- Make content selection more flexible: by tag, class, caption, or xpath.
- Add option for elements to be removed during the parsing stage.
- Add interactive title selection mode (and ability to repeat choice).
- In-content image support (download, and store locally).
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