express-robots-txt

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Express middleware for generating a robots.txt or responding with an existing file.

Usage

// es6 usage requires a version of node which supports esm_conditional_exports, see
// https://nodejs.org/api/esm.html#esm_conditional_exports
import express from 'express'
import robots from 'express-robots-txt'

// commonjs
const express = require('express')
const robots = require('express-robots-txt')

const app = express()
const port = 3000

app.use(robots({
  UserAgent: '*',
  Disallow: '/',
  CrawlDelay: '5',
  Sitemap: 'https://nowhere.com/sitemap.xml',
}))

app.listen(port)

Using a file

app.use(robots(__dirname + '/robots.txt'));

Using an object

Basic object

app.use(robots({
  UserAgent: '*',
  Disallow: '/'
}))

Will produce:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

Crawl Delay

You can optionally pass a CrawlDelay in just like passing in Disallow

app.use(robots({
  UserAgent: '*',
  Disallow: '/',
  CrawlDelay: '5'
}))

Will produce:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /
Crawl-delay: 5

Sitemap

You can optionally pass a Sitemap in just like passing in CrawlDelay:

app.use(robots({
  UserAgent: '*',
  Disallow: '/',
  CrawlDelay: '5',
  Sitemap: 'https://nowhere.com/sitemap.xml'
}))

Will produce:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /
Crawl-delay: 5
Sitemap: https://nowhere.com/sitemap.xml

You can also pass in an array of Sitemaps:

app.use(robots({
  UserAgent: '*',
  Disallow: '/',
  CrawlDelay: '5',
  Sitemap: [
    'https://nowhere.com/sitemap.xml',
    'https://nowhere.com/sitemap2.xml'
  ]
}))

Will produce:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /
Crawl-delay: 5
Sitemap: https://nowhere.com/sitemap.xml
Sitemap: https://nowhere.com/sitemap2.xml

Or an array of objects

app.use(robots([
  {
    UserAgent: 'Googlebot',
    Disallow: '/no-google'
  },
  {
    UserAgent: 'Bingbot',
    Disallow: '/no-bing'
  }
]));

Will produce:

User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /no-google
User-agent: Bingbot
Disallow: /no-bing

Or either property (UserAgent | Disallow) as an array

app.use(robots([
  {
    UserAgent: [ 'Googlebot', 'Slurp' ],
    Disallow: [ '/no-google', '/no-yahoo' ]
  },
  {
    UserAgent: '*',
    Disallow: [ '/no-bots', '/still-no-bots' ]
  }
]));

Will produce:

User-agent: Googlebot
User-agent: Slurp
Disallow: /no-google
Disallow: /no-yahoo
User-agent: *
Disallow: /no-bots
Disallow: /still-no-bots

Host

You can optionally pass a Host in just like passing in Disallow. Note that some crawlers may not support this drective.

app.use(robots({
  UserAgent: '*',
  Disallow: '/',
  CrawlDelay: '5',
  Host: 'foobar.com'
}))

Will produce:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /
Crawl-delay: 5
Host: foobar.com

Thanks

Originally forked from weo-edu/express-robots.

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