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    random-ua

    0.0.6 • Public • Published

    random-ua.js - A random User-Agent Generator

    Randomly generates User-Agent strings based on actual browser market share and usage statistics.

    Caveats

    The version numbers generated are sane, however, revisions are totally random and unlikely to exist in the wild.

    I decided not to include language selection found in the PHP version and instead include all the languages in the ISO639-2 standard because it's atypical for sites to determine client locale based on the user-agent.

    Usage

    var random_ua = require('random-ua');
     
    console.log(random_ua.generate());
    //Easy like Sunday morning
     
    //You can easily use random_ua to generate a random User-Agent for an HTTP request:
     
    var http = require('http');
     
    http.get({
            host:'whatsmyuseragent.com',
            path:'/',
            headers:{
                'User-Agent':random_ua.generate()
            }
        },
        function (res) {
            if (res.statusCode === 200) {
                var body = [];
                res.setEncoding('utf8');
                res.on('data', function (chunk) {
                    body.push(chunk);
                });
                res.on('end', function () {
                    body = body.join('');
                    console.log(body);
                });
            } else {
                console.log('Error retrieving page: ' + res.statusCode);
            }
        }
    );

    Options

    Please send your suggestions for improvements or updates.

    Based Upon

    This script is roughly based upon Luka Pusic's PHP script: http://360percents.com/posts/php-random-user-agent-generator/

    A refactored version in PHP is available on GitHub at: https://raw.github.com/mwhite/random-uagent/

    License

    MIT License

    Install

    npm i random-ua

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    892

    Version

    0.0.6

    License

    MIT

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    Collaborators

    • jmealo