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xidel

 
Download and extract data from HTML/XML pages as well as JSON APIs. More information: https://www.videlibri.de/xidel.html.
 
  • Print all URLs found by a Google search:
     
    xidel {{https://www.google.com/search?q=test}} --extract "//a/extract(@href, 'url[?]q=([^&]+)&', 1)[. != '']"
     
  • Print the title of all pages found by a Google search and download them:
     
    xidel {{https://www.google.com/search?q=test}} --follow "{{//a/extract(@href, 'url[?]q=([^&]+)&', 1)[. != '']}}" --extract {{//title}} --download {{'{$host}/'}}
     
  • Follow all links on a page and print the titles, with XPath:
     
    xidel {{https://example.org}} --follow {{//a}} --extract {{//title}}
     
  • Follow all links on a page and print the titles, with CSS selectors:
     
    xidel {{https://example.org}} --follow "{{css('a')}}" --css {{title}}
     
  • Follow all links on a page and print the titles, with pattern matching:
     
    xidel {{https://example.org}} --follow "{{{.}*}}" --extract "{{{.}}}"
     
  • Read the pattern from example.xml (which will also check if the element containing "ood" is there, and fail otherwise):
     
    xidel {{path/to/example.xml}} --extract "{{ood{.}}}"
     
  • Print all newest Stack Overflow questions with title and URL using pattern matching on their RSS feed:
     
    xidel {{http://stackoverflow.com/feeds}} --extract "{{{title:=.}{uri:=@href}+}}"
     
  • Check for unread Reddit mail, Webscraping, combining CSS, XPath, JSONiq, and automatically form evaluation:
     
    xidel {{https://reddit.com}} --follow "{{form(css('form.login-form')[1], {'user': '$your_username', 'passwd': '$your_password'})}}" --extract "{{css('#mail')/@title}}"

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