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robots-parser

2.1.0 • Public • Published

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NodeJS robots.txt parser.

It currently supports:

  • User-agent:
  • Allow:
  • Disallow:
  • Sitemap:
  • Crawl-delay:
  • Host:
  • Paths with wildcards (*) and EOL matching ($)

Installation

Via NPM:

npm install robots-parser

or via Yarn:

yarn add robots-parser

Usage

var robotsParser = require('robots-parser');
 
var robots = robotsParser('http://www.example.com/robots.txt', [
    'User-agent: *',
    'Disallow: /dir/',
    'Disallow: /test.html',
    'Allow: /dir/test.html',
    'Allow: /test.html',
    'Crawl-delay: 1',
    'Sitemap: http://example.com/sitemap.xml',
    'Host: example.com'
].join('\n'));
 
robots.isAllowed('http://www.example.com/test.html', 'Sams-Bot/1.0'); // false
robots.isAllowed('http://www.example.com/dir/test.html', 'Sams-Bot/1.0'); // true
robots.isDisallowed('http://www.example.com/dir/test2.html', 'Sams-Bot/1.0'); // true
robots.getCrawlDelay('Sams-Bot/1.0'); // 1
robots.getSitemaps(); // ['http://example.com/sitemap.xml']
robots.getPreferedHost(); // example.com

isAllowed(url, [ua])

boolean or undefined

Returns true if crawling the specified URL is allowed for the specified user-agent.

This will return undefined if the URL isn't valid for this robots.txt.

isDisallowed(url, [ua])

boolean or undefined

Returns true if crawling the specified URL is not allowed for the specified user-agent.

This will return undefined if the URL isn't valid for this robots.txt.

getMatchingLineNumber(url, [ua])

number or undefined

Returns the line number of the matching directive for the specified URL and user-agent if any.

Line numbers start at 1 and go up (1-based indexing).

Returns -1 if there is no matching directive. If a rule is manually added without a lineNumber then this will return undefined for that rule.

getCrawlDelay([ua])

number or undefined

Returns the number of seconds the specified user-agent should wait between requests.

Returns undefined if no crawl delay has been specified for this user-agent.

getSitemaps()

array

Returns an array of sitemap URLs specified by the sitemap: directive.

getPreferredHost()

string or null

Returns the preferred host name specified by the host: directive or null if there isn't one.

Changes

Version 2.1.0:

  • Removed use of punycode module API's as new URL API handles it
  • Improved test coverage
  • Added tests for percent encoded paths and improved support
  • Added getMatchingLineNumber() method
  • Fixed bug with comments on same line as directive

Version 2.0.0:

This release is not 100% backwards compatible as it now uses the new URL APIs which are not supported in Node < 7.

  • Update code to not use deprecated URL module API's.
    – Thanks to @kdzwinel

Version 1.0.2:

  • Fixed error caused by invalid URLs missing the protocol.

Version 1.0.1:

  • Fixed bug with the "user-agent" rule being treated as case sensitive.
    – Thanks to @brendonboshell
  • Improved test coverage.
    – Thanks to @schornio

Version 1.0.0:

  • Initial release.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 Sam Clarke

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
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LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
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