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A multi-language port of Browserscope's user agent parser.

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ua-parser is a multi-language port of BrowserScope's user agent string parser.

The crux of the original parser--the data collected by Steve Souders over the years--has been extracted into a separate YAML file so as to be reusable as is by implementations in other programming languages.

ua-parser is just a small wrapper around this data.

Maintainers

irc channel

#ua-parser on freenode.

Contributing Changes to regexes.yaml

Contributing to the project, especially regexes.yaml, is both welcomed and encouraged. To do so just do the following:

  1. Fork the project
  2. Create a branch for your changes
  3. Modify regexes.yaml as appropriate
  4. Add tests to the following files and follow their format:
    • test_resources/test_device.yaml
    • test_resources/test_user_agent_parser.yaml
    • test_resources/test_user_agent_parser_os.yaml
  5. Push your branch to GitHub and submit a pull request
  6. Monitor the pull request to make sure the Travis build succeeds. If it fails simply make the necessary changes to your branch and push it. Travis will re-test the changes.

That's it. If you don't feel comfortable forking the project or modifying the YAML you can also submit an issue that includes the appropriate user agent string and the expected results of parsing.

Other ua-parser Libraries

There are a few other libraries which make use of ua-parser's patterns. These include:

Usage :: node.js

var r = require('ua-parser').parse(navigator.userAgent);

console.log(r.ua.toString());        // -> "Safari 5.0.1"
console.log(r.ua.toVersionString()); // -> "5.0.1"
console.log(r.ua.family)             // -> "Safari"
console.log(r.ua.major);             // -> "5"
console.log(r.ua.minor);             // -> "0"
console.log(r.ua.patch);             // -> "1"

console.log(r.os.toString());        // -> "iOS 5.1"
console.log(r.os.toVersionString()); // -> "5.1"
console.log(r.os.family)             // -> "iOS"
console.log(r.os.major);             // -> "5"
console.log(r.os.minor);             // -> "1"
console.log(r.os.patch);             // -> null

console.log(r.device.family);        // -> "iPhone"

Note if you're only interested in one of the ua, device or os objects, you will getter better performance by using the more specific methods (uaParser.parseUA, uaParser.parseOS and uaParser.parseDevice respectively), e.g.:

var p = require('ua-parser');

console.log(p.parseUA(navigator.userAgent).toString());
// -> "Safari 5.0.1"
console.log(p.parseOS(navigator.userAgent).toString());
// -> "iOS 5.1"
console.log(p.parseDevice(navigator.userAgent).toString());
// -> "iPhone"

Usage :: python

You can install ua-parser by running:

pip install pyyaml ua-parser

And here's how to use it:

from ua_parser import user_agent_parser

# On the server, you could use a WebOB request object.
user_agent_string = request.META.get('HTTP_USER_AGENT')

# For demonstration purposes, though an iPhone ...
user_agent_string = 'Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3'

# Get back a big dictionary of all the goodies.
result_dict = user_agent_parser.Parse(user_agent_string)

print result_dict['user_agent']
# {'major': '5', 'minor': '1', 'family': 'Mobile Safari', 'patch': None}

print result_dict['os']
# {'major': '5', 'patch_minor': None, 'minor': '1', 'family': 'iOS', 'patch': None}

print result_dict['device']
# {'is_spider': False, 'is_mobile': True, 'family': 'iPhone'}

Usage :: java

import ua_parser.Parser;
import ua_parser.Client;

...

  String uaString = "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B206 Safari/7534.48.3";

  Parser uaParser = new Parser();
  Client c = uaParser.parse(uaString);

  System.out.println(c.userAgent.family); // => "Mobile Safari"
  System.out.println(c.userAgent.major);  // => "5"
  System.out.println(c.userAgent.minor);  // => "1"

  System.out.println(c.os.family);        // => "iOS"
  System.out.println(c.os.major);         // => "5"
  System.out.println(c.os.minor);         // => "1"

  System.out.println(c.device.family);    // => "iPhone"
  System.out.println(c.device.isMobile);  // => true
  System.out.println(c.device.isSpider);  // => false

Usage :: php

require("uaparser.php");

$ua = "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Ma...";

$parser = new UAParser;
$result = $parser->parse($ua);

print $result->ua->family;                // Safari
print $result->ua->major;                 // 6
print $result->ua->minor;                 // 0
print $result->ua->patch;                 // 2
print $result->ua->toString;              // Safari 6.0.2
print $result->ua->toVersionString;       // 6.0.2

print $result->os->family;                // Mac OS X
print $result->os->major;                 // 10
print $result->os->minor;                 // 7
print $result->os->patch;                 // 5
print $result->os->patch_minor;           // [null]
print $result->os->toString;              // Mac OS X 10.7.5
print $result->os->toVersionString;       // 10.7.5

print $result->device->family;            // Other

print $result->toFullString;              // Safari 6.0.2/Mac OS X 10.7.5
print $result->uaOriginal;                // Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Ma...

More information is available in the README in the PHP directory

Usage :: D

import UaParser;

import std.stdio;

void main() {
    auto agent = UaParser.parse("Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B206 Safari/7534.48.3");
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.browser.family); // Mobile Safari
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.browser.major);  // 5
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.browser.minor);  // 1
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.browser.patch);  // 0
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.browser.toString); // Mobile Safari 5.1.0
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.browser.toVersionString); // 5.1.0

    std.stdio.writeln(agent.os.family); // iOS
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.os.major);  // 5
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.os.minor);  // 1
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.os.patch);  // 1
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.os.toString); // iOS 5.1.1
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.os.toVersionString); // 5.1.1

    std.stdio.writeln(agent.toFullString); // Mobile Safari 5.1.0/iOS 5.1.1

    std.stdio.writeln(agent.device.family); // iPhone

    std.stdio.writeln(agent.isMobile); // true
    std.stdio.writeln(agent.isSpider); // false
}

Usage :: C#

using System;

namespace UAParser.ConsoleApp
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      String uaString = "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_5; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Safari/533.18.5";

      Parser uaParser = Parser.GetDefault();

      ClientInfo c = uaParser.Parse(uaString);

      Console.WriteLine(c.UserAgent);  //Safari 5.0.2
      Console.WriteLine(c.OS); // Mac OS X 10.6.5
      Console.WriteLine(c.Device); //

      Console.ReadLine();
    }
  }
}

Usage :: Perl

use HTTP::UA::Parser;
my $r = HTTP::UA::Parser->new();

print $r->ua->toString();         # -> "Safari 5.0.1"
print $r->ua->toVersionString();  # -> "5.0.1"
print $r->ua->family;             # -> "Safari"
print $r->ua->major;              # -> "5"
print $r->ua->minor;              # -> "0"
print $r->ua->patch;              # -> "1"

print $r->os->toString();         # -> "iOS 5.1"
print $r->os->toVersionString();  # -> "5.1"
print $r->os->family              # -> "iOS"
print $r->os->major;              # -> "5"
print $r->os->minor;              # -> "1"
print $r->os->patch;              # -> undef

print $r->device->family;         # -> "iPhone"

More information is available in the README in the perl directory

Usage :: Haskell

{-

Install via Hackage and cabal like so:

cabal update
cabal install ua-parser
Now you're good to go.

-}

{-# LANGUAGE OverloadedStrings #-}

module Main where

import Web.UAParser

-- A test string
test_string = "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3"

-- Main entry point for Haskell
main = do
    ua <- loadUAParser
    let uaResult = parseUA ua test_string
    print uaResult

    let osResult = parseOS ua test_string
    print osResult

-- Result from user agent parse
Just (UAResult {uarFamily = "Mobile Safari", uarV1 = Just "5", uarV2 = Just "1", uarV3 = Nothing})

-- Result from operating system parse
Just (OSResult {osrFamily = "iOS", osrV1 = Just "5", osrV2 = Just "1", osrV3 = Nothing, osrV4 = Nothing})

Plesae refer to Haddocks for more info; the API is pretty straightforward.

License

The data contained in regexes.yaml is Copyright 2009 Google Inc. and available under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

The original python code is Copyright 2008 Google Inc. and is available under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

The JS port is Copyright 2010 Tobie Langel and is available under your choice of MIT or Apache Version 2.0 license.

The PHP port is Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Dave Olsen and is available under the MIT license.

The Java port is Copyright (c) 2012 Twitter, Inc and is available under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

The D port is Copyright (c) 2012 Shripad K and is available under the MIT license.

The C# port is Copyright (c) 2012 Søren Enemærke and is available under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

The Perl port is Copyright (c) 2012 Mamod Mehyar and is available under the Perl License, Version 5.10.1.

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