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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 6 years ago
  • Total downloads: 81
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Publisher: Alex Kritikos
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linux default iconPatu Publisher's description

A small spider

Patu is a small spider, useful for checking a site for 404s and 500s.

pip install -U httplib2 lxml

Quick Usage

To see available options:

patu.py --help

To spider an entire site using 5 workers, only showing errors:

patu.py --spiders=5 www.example.com

To spider, stopping after the first level of links:

patu.py --depth=1 www.example.com

To get a list of every linked page on a site:

patu.py --generate www.example.com > urls.txt

Instead of spidering for URLs, use a file instead and show all responses:

patu.py --input=urls.txt --verbose www.example.com

Format of URLs File

The output produced by < code >--generate< /code > is formatted like so:


< code >--input< /code > can take a file of that format, or one URL per line with no referer. < code >--input=-< /code > reads from stdin.


Patu uses Nose for testing. To install Nose and test:

pip install -U nose nosetests


System Requirements:

В· Python
В· httplib2
В· lxml
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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