cts-cli

    1.0.9 • Public • Published

    Cascading Tree Sheets Command Line Interface

    The Cascading Tree Sheets command line interface (cts-cli) provides command line utilities for manipulating data with CTS. This current includes:

    • Scraping data out of web pages

    Installing

    First install Node.js (http://nodejs.org/), and then install CTS-cli with the Node package manager:

    npm install -g cts-cli
    

    Usage

    Usage:
        dscrape <CTS File> <URL>
    
    Optional Arguments:
        --format fmt    Specify an output format for data. Valid formats are:
                          json
                          pretty (default)
    
        --verbose       Include helpful status and debugging messages in output.
                        If this flag is turned off, you can simply pipe the
                        command output into a file for saving.
    
    The CTS File can either be a file on your filesystem or a "Github URL" of the
    form github://USER/REPO/path/to/file.cts. DScrape will fetch the CTS file remotely
    from Github and then apply it.
    
    Examples:
      Tries to load a scraper from the DScrape Scraper Repository:
    
       dscrape http://www.reddit.com
    
      Uses a scraper at a pre-defined Github location:
      
       dscrape http://www.reddit.com github://cts/dscrape/examples/reddit.cts
    
      Uses a scraper in a local file:
    
       dscrape http://www.reddit.com reddit.cts
    

    Developing

    Install the project dependencies by running npm install in the project root. THen

    And the following tools to develop with DScrape:

    Building the Project

    From the project root, type:

    coffee --compile --output lib/ src/
    

    This will create lib/dscrape.js for you, using src/dscrape.coffee as source. The bin/dscrape executable relies on this library.

    Included Examples

    Run these examples from the project root.

    • Reddit

      ./bin/dscrape examples/reddit.cts http://www.reddit.com

    Todo

    Several TODOs for this project exist:

    • Enable output for multiple serialization formats, to be toggled via command line. e.g.: JSON, YAML, etc.
    • Identify (and resolve) issues with JSDOM that cause it to behave differently from the browser

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    Install

    npm i cts-cli

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