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Max Maischein

NAME

scrape.pl - simple HTML scraping from the command line

ABSTRACT

This is a simple program to extract data from HTML by specifying CSS3 or XPath selectors.

SYNOPSIS

    scrape.pl URL selector selector ...

    # Print page title
    scrape.pl http://perl.org title
    # The Perl Programming Language - www.perl.org

    # Print links with titles, make links absolute
    scrape.pl http://perl.org a //a/@href --uri=2

    # Print all links to JPG images, make links absolute
    scrape.pl http://perl.org a[@href=$"jpg"]

    # print JSON about Amazon prices
    scrape.pl https://www.amazon.de/dp/0321751043
        --format json
        --name "title" #productTitle
        --name "price" #priceblock_ourprice
        --name "deal" #priceblock_dealprice

    # print JSON about Amazon prices for multiple products
    scrape.pl --format json
        --url https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01J90P010
        --url https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01M3015CT
        --name "title" #productTitle
        --name "price" #priceblock_ourprice
        --name "deal" #priceblock_dealprice

DESCRIPTION

This program fetches an HTML page and extracts nodes matched by XPath or CSS selectors from it.

If URL is -, input will be read from STDIN.

OPTIONS

--format

Output format, the default is csv. Valid values are csv or json.

--url

URL to fetch. This can be given multiple times to fetch multiple URLs in one run. If this is not given, the first argument on the command line will be taken as the only URL to be fetched.

--name

Name of the output column.

--sep

Separator character to use for columns. Default is tab.

--uri COLUMNS

Numbers of columns to convert into absolute URIs, if the known attributes do not everything you want.

--no-uri

Switches off the automatic translation to absolute URIs for known attributes like href and src.

REPOSITORY

The public repository of this module is http://github.com/Corion/App-scrape.

SUPPORT

The public support forum of this program is http://perlmonks.org/.

AUTHOR

Max Maischein corion@cpan.org

COPYRIGHT (c)

Copyright 2011-2018 by Max Maischein corion@cpan.org.

LICENSE

This module is released under the same terms as Perl itself.