beau-selector

    0.0.10 • Public • Published

    beau-selector

    When I say bo, you say 'selector'.

    Run XPath or CSS selectors on arbitrary X(HT)ML documents in the command-line.

    installation

    npm install --global beau-selector
    

    usage

    Just pipe a document to bo and provide a selector!

    Usage: bo [xpath|css]
    
    If no attribute is given, innerHTML, text or a plain string
    will be returned (depending on what is matched)
    
    Options:
      -o, --outer      get outer XML of the element
      -a, --attribute
      -l, --loglevel                                 [default: "silent"]
    

    You can also optionally specify:

    • --outer to return the full outer markup of selected elements
    • --attribute <string> an attribute to extract from the selected element (which will only apply if what was selected is an element), e.g. --attribute href
    • --loglevel <string> to be more shouty, e.g --loglevel verbose

    examples

    css selectors

    # get anchor elements from some_document.html
    cat some_document.html | bo 'a'
    
    # this time get the hrefs
    cat some_document.html | bo `a` --atribute href
    

    xpath selectors

    # get inner HTML of divs from google.com
    wget -O - http://google.com | bo '//div'
    
    # get the outer XML of all figures from a paper in EuropePMC
    curl -L --silent \
     http://www.ebi.ac.uk/europepmc/webservices/rest/PMC1318471/fullTextXML \
     | bo "//*[local-name()='fig']" --outer
    

    boring stuff

    license: MIT

    created by: Rik Smith-Unna

    forked from: cli-scrape and modded to take piped input rather than downloading directly, work on XML, and have some more powerful options

    Install

    npm i beau-selector

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    Version

    0.0.10

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