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parse-robots

3.2.0 • Public • Published

Parse Robots

Promise based parser for robots.txt files. Allows webcrawlers and other scraping tools to easily check whether they have been blocked via the robots.txt file

Installation

npm install parse-robots --save

Getting Started

const Robots = require("parse-robots");
 
const robot = await Robots("https://facebook.com/robots.txt");

Methods

  • isAllowed(path, agent) - Boolean
  • getSitemaps() - Array
  • getAgents() - Array
  • getCrawlDelay(max) - Integer
  • getHost() - String

Examples

const robot = await Robots("https://facebook.com/robots.txt");
 
robot.isAllowed("/safetycheck/", `Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; SiteBot/1.0)`);      //false
robot.isAllowed("/safetycheck/", `Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Twitterbot/1.0)`);   //true
robot.isAllowed("/live/", `Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Twitterbot/1.0)`);          //false

Errors

If the robots file is unreachable (anything besides a 200) Robots will return null

const robot = await Robots("https://example.com/robots.txt");
 
if(!robot) return
 
robot.isAllowed("/safetycheck/", `Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; SiteBot/1.0)`);      //false

Specs

Maintainers

License

Copyright (c) 2017, Arcane & Jay Goodfellow.

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 all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Install

npm i parse-robots

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Version

3.2.0

License

MIT

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