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django-proxylist-for-grab 0.3.1

Proxy-list management application for Django

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Latest Version: 0.5.1


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This application is useful for keep an updated list of proxy servers, it
contains everything you need to make periodic checks to verify the properties
of the proxies.

Installing the package

`django-proxylist-for-grab` can be easily installed using pip:

.. code-block:: bash

$ pip install django-proxylist-for-grab


After that you need to include `django-proxylist-for-grab` into your
*INSTALLED_APPS* list of your django settings file.

.. code-block:: python


Add `django-proxylist-for-grab` into ````

.. code-block:: python

urlpatterns = patterns(
url(r'', include('proxylist.urls')),

`django-proxylist-for-grab` has a list of variables that you can configure
throught django's settings file. You can see the entire list at
Advanced Configuration.

Database creation

You have two choices here:

Using south

We ancourage recommend you using `south` for your database migrations. If you
already use it you can migrate `django-proxylist-for-grab`:

.. code-block:: bash

$ python migrate proxylist

Using syncdb

If you don't want to use `south` you can make a plain *syncdb*:

.. code-block:: bash

$ python syncdb

Asynchronously checking
`django-proxylist-for-grab` has configured by default to non-async check.
You can change this behavior. Insert into your django settings
``PROXY_LIST_USE_CALLERY`` and change it to True.

After you need to install and configure django-celery and rabbit-mq.

For example on OS X
**Packages installation**

.. code-block:: bash

$ sudo pip install django-celery
$ sudo port install rabbitmq-server

Add the 'djcelery' application to 'INSTALLED_APPS' in settings

.. code-block:: python


**Sync database**

.. code-block:: bash

$ ./ syncdb

**Run rabbitmq and celery**

.. code-block:: bash

$ sudo rabbitmq-server -detached
$ nohup python celery worker >& /dev/null &

Command reference


Add new proxies from a file.

.. code-block:: bash

$ python update_proxies [file1] <file2> <...>


Check proxies availability and anonymity.

.. code-block:: bash

$ python check_proxies


Search proxy list on internet

.. code-block:: bash

$ python grab_proxies

GrabLib usage example:

.. code-block:: python

from proxylist import grabber

grab = grabber.Grab()

# Get your ip (You can do this a few times to see how the proxy will be changed)
if grab.response.code == 200:
print grab.response.body.strip()

# Get count of div on google page
if grab.response.code == 200:
print len(grab.xpath_list('//div'))

GrabLib Spider example:

.. code-block:: python

# filename: apps/app/management/commands/
# usage: python spider
from import BaseCommand
from grab.spider.base import Task
from proxylist.grabber import Spider

class SimpleSpider(Spider):
initial_urls = ['']

def task_initial(self, grab, task):
grab.set_input('text', 'linux')
yield Task('search', grab=grab)

def task_search(self, grab, task):
for elem in grab.xpath_list('//h2/a'):
print elem.text_content()

class Command(BaseCommand):
help = 'Simple Spider'

def handle(self, *args, **options):
bot = SimpleSpider()
print bot.render_stats()

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