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scrapy-jsonrpc 0.3.0

Scrapy extenstion to control spiders using JSON-RPC

scrapy-jsonrpc is an extension to control a running Scrapy web crawler via JSON-RPC. The service provides access to the main Crawler object via the JSON-RPC 2.0 protocol.

It’s enabled by the JSONRPC_ENABLED setting. The web server will listen in the port specified in JSONRPC_PORT, and will log to the file specified in JSONRPC_LOGFILE.

The endpoint for accessing the crawler object is:


Example client

There is a command line tool provided for illustration purposes on how to build a client. You can find it in It supports a few basic commands such as listing the running spiders, etc.


These are the settings that control the web service behaviour:


Default: True

A boolean which specifies if the web service will be enabled (provided its extension is also enabled).


Default: None

A file to use for logging HTTP requests made to the web service. If unset web the log is sent to standard scrapy log.


Default: [6080, 7030]

The port range to use for the web service. If set to None or 0, a dynamically assigned port is used.


Default: ''

The interface the web service should listen on.

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