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@slikts/scrape-it

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scrape-it

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A Node.js scraper for humans.

☁️ Installation

# Using npm 
npm install --save scrape-it
 
# Using yarn 
yarn add scrape-it

📋 Example

const scrapeIt = require("scrape-it")
 
// Promise interface
scrapeIt("https://ionicabizau.net", {
    title: ".header h1"
  , desc: ".header h2"
  , avatar: {
        selector: ".header img"
      , attr: "src"
    }
}).then(({ data, response }) => {
    console.log(`Status Code: ${response.statusCode}`)
    console.log(data)
})
 
// Callback interface
scrapeIt("https://ionicabizau.net", {
    // Fetch the articles
    articles: {
        listItem: ".article"
      , data: {
 
            // Get the article date and convert it into a Date object
            createdAt: {
                selector: ".date"
              , convert: x => new Date(x)
            }
 
            // Get the title
          , title: "a.article-title"
 
            // Nested list
          , tags: {
                listItem: ".tags > span"
            }
 
            // Get the content
          , content: {
                selector: ".article-content"
              , how: "html"
            }
        }
    }
 
    // Fetch the blog pages
  , pages: {
        listItem: "li.page"
      , name: "pages"
      , data: {
            title: "a"
          , url: {
                selector: "a"
              , attr: "href"
            }
        }
    }
 
    // Fetch some other data from the page
  , title: ".header h1"
  , desc: ".header h2"
  , avatar: {
        selector: ".header img"
      , attr: "src"
    }
}, (err, { data }) => {
    console.log(err || data)
})
// { articles:
//    [ { createdAt: Mon Mar 14 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (EET),
//        title: 'Pi Day, Raspberry Pi and Command Line',
//        tags: [Object],
//        content: '<p>Everyone knows (or should know)...a" alt=""></p>\n' },
//      { createdAt: Thu Feb 18 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (EET),
//        title: 'How I ported Memory Blocks to modern web',
//        tags: [Object],
//        content: '<p>Playing computer games is a lot of fun. ...' },
//      { createdAt: Mon Nov 02 2015 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (EET),
//        title: 'How to convert JSON to Markdown using json2md',
//        tags: [Object],
//        content: '<p>I love and ...' } ],
//   pages:
//    [ { title: 'Blog', url: '/' },
//      { title: 'About', url: '/about' },
//      { title: 'FAQ', url: '/faq' },
//      { title: 'Training', url: '/training' },
//      { title: 'Contact', url: '/contact' } ],
//   title: 'Ionică Bizău',
//   desc: 'Web Developer,  Linux geek and  Musician',
//   avatar: '/images/logo.png' }

❓ Get Help

There are few ways to get help:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.

  2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. 🐛

  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. 🚀

📝 Documentation

scrapeIt(url, opts, cb)

A scraping module for humans.

Params

  • String|Object url: The page url or request options.
  • Object opts: The options passed to scrapeHTML method.
  • Function cb: The callback function.

Return

  • Promise A promise object resolving with:
    • data (Object): The scraped data.
    • $ (Function): The Cheeerio function. This may be handy to do some other manipulation on the DOM, if needed.
    • response (Object): The response object.
    • body (String): The raw body as a string.

scrapeIt.scrapeHTML($, opts)

Scrapes the data in the provided element.

Params

  • Cheerio $: The input element.

  • Object opts: An object containing the scraping information. If you want to scrape a list, you have to use the listItem selector:

    • listItem (String): The list item selector.
    • data (Object): The fields to include in the list objects:
      • <fieldName> (Object|String): The selector or an object containing:
        • selector (String): The selector.
        • convert (Function): An optional function to change the value.
        • how (Function|String): A function or function name to access the value.
        • attr (String): If provided, the value will be taken based on the attribute name.
        • trim (Boolean): If false, the value will not be trimmed (default: true).
        • closest (String): If provided, returns the first ancestor of the given element.
        • eq (Number): If provided, it will select the nth element.
        • texteq (Number): If provided, it will select the nth direct text child. Deep text child selection is not possible yet. Overwrites the how key.
        • listItem (Object): An object, keeping the recursive schema of the listItem object. This can be used to create nested lists.

    Example:

    {
       articles: {
           listItem: ".article"
         , data: {
               createdAt: {
                   selector: ".date"
                 , convert: x => new Date(x)
               }
             , title: "a.article-title"
             , tags: {
                   listItem: ".tags > span"
               }
             , content: {
                   selector: ".article-content"
                 , how: "html"
               }
             , traverseOtherNode: {
                   selector: ".upperNode"
                 , closest: "div"
                 , convert: x => x.length
               }
           }
       }
    }

    If you want to collect specific data from the page, just use the same schema used for the data field.

    Example:

    {
         title: ".header h1"
       , desc: ".header h2"
       , avatar: {
             selector: ".header img"
           , attr: "src"
         }
    }

Return

  • Object The scraped data.

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Thanks! ❤️

💫 Where is this library used?

If you are using this library in one of your projects, add it in this list. ✨

  • 3abn—A 3ABN radio client in the terminal.
  • bandcamp-scraper (by Simon Thiboutôt)—A scraper for https://bandcamp.com
  • blankningsregistret (by tornilssonohrn@gmail.com)—>FI will on a daily basis, normally shortly after 15:30, publish significant net short positions in shares in the document below. source
  • blockchain-notifier (by Sebastián Osorio)—Receive notifications about the actual state of a currency
  • camaleon (by Julian David)—Installable module, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. Quickly view information about any exercise available in Udebug and UVA Judge.
  • cevo-lookup (by Zack Boehm)—Searchs the CEVO Suspension List for bans by SteamID
  • codementor—A scraper for codementor.io.
  • degusta-scrapper (by yohendry hurtado)—desgusta scrapper for alexa skill
  • dncli (by Edgard Kozlowski)—CLI to browse designernews.co
  • do-fn (by selfrefactor)—common functions used by I Learn Smarter project
  • egg-crawler (by zhong666)—[![NPM version][npm-image]][npm-url] [![build status][travis-image]][travis-url] [![Test coverage][codecov-image]][codecov-url] [![David deps][david-image]][david-url] [![Known Vulnerabilities][snyk-image]][snyk-url] [![npm download][download-image]][down
  • jishon (by chee)—take a search term and get json from jisho
  • mit-ocw-scraper—MIT-OCW-Scraper
  • mix-dl (by Luandro)—Download youtube mix for list of artists using youtube-dl.
  • paklek-cli (by ade yahya)—ade's personal cli
  • parn (by Slim Shady)—It installs hex packages in the elixir app from http://hex.pm.
  • picarto-lib (by Sochima Nwobia)—Basic Library to make interfacing with picarto easier
  • proxylist (by self_refactor)—Get free proxy list
  • rs-api (by Alex Kempf)—Simple wrapper for RuneScape APIs written in node.
  • sahibinden (by Cagatay Cali)—Simple sahibinden.com bot
  • sahibindenServer (by Cagatay Cali)—Simple sahibinden.com bot server side
  • scrape-vinmonopolet
  • selfrefactor (by selfrefactor)—common functions used by I Learn Smarter project
  • sgdq-collector (by Benjamin Congdon)—Collects Twitch / Donation information and pushes data to Firebase
  • trump-cabinet-picks (by Linda Haviv)—NYT cabinet predictions for Trump admin.
  • ubersetzung (by self_refactor)—translate words with examples from German to English
  • ui-studentsearch (by Rakha Kanz Kautsar)—API for majapahit.cs.ui.ac.id/studentsearch
  • university-news-notifier (by Çağatay Çalı)—Have your own open-source university feed notifier..
  • uniwue-lernplaetze-scraper (by Falco Nogatz)—Scraper daemon to monitor the occupancy rate of study working spaces in the libraries of the University of Würzburg, Germany.

📜 License

MIT © Ionică Bizău

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