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robots-parser

Robots Parser

NodeJS robots.txt parser.

It currently supports:

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

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.

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.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 Sam Clarke

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