A set of reusable Java components that implement functionality common to any web crawler
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Overview

crawler-commons is a set of reusable Java components that implement functionality common to any web crawler. These components benefit from collaboration among various existing web crawler projects, and reduce duplication of effort.

User Documentation

Javadocs

Mailing List

There is a mailing list on Google Groups.

Issue Tracking

If you find an issue, please file a report here

Crawler-Commons News

24th November 2016 - crawler-commons 0.7 released

We are glad to announce the 0.7 release of Crawler-Commons. See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of details. The main changes are that Crawler-Commons now requires JAVA 8 and that the package crawlercommons.url has been replaced with crawlercommons.domains. If your project uses CC then you might want to run the following command on it

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i 's/import crawlercommons\.url\./import crawlercommons\.domains\./'

Please note also that this is the last release containing the HTTP fetcher support, which is deprecated and will be removed from the next version.

The version 0.7 contains numerous improvements and bugfixes and all users are invited to upgrade to this version.

11th June 2015 - crawler-commons 0.6 is released

We are glad to announce the 0.6 release of Crawler Commons. See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of details.

We suggest all users to upgrade to this version. Details of how to do so can be found on Maven Central. Please note that the groupId has changed to com.github.crawler-commons.

The Java documentation can be found here.

22nd April 2015 - crawler-commons has moved

The crawler-commons project is now being hosted at GitHub, due to the demise of Google code hosting.

15th October 2014 - crawler-commons 0.5 is released

We are glad to announce the 0.5 release of Crawler Commons. This release mainly improves Sitemap parsing as well as an upgrade to Apache Tika 1.6.

See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of details. Additionally the Java documentation can be found here.

We suggest all users to upgrade to this version. The Crawler Commons project artifacts are released as Maven artifacts and can be found at Maven Central.

11th April 2014 - crawler-commons 0.4 is released

We are glad to announce the 0.4 release of Crawler Commons. Amongst other improvements, this release includes support for Googlebot-compatible regular expressions in URL specifications, further imprvements to robots.txt parsing and an upgrade of httpclient to v4.2.6.

See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of details.

We suggest all users to upgrade to this version. Details of how to do so can be found on Maven Central.

11 Oct 2013 - crawler-commons 0.3 is released

This release improves robots.txt and sitemap parsing support, updates Tika to the latest released version (1.4), and removes some left-over cruft from the pre-Maven build setup.

See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of details.

24 Jun 2013 - Nutch 1.7 now uses crawler-commons for robots.txt parsing

Similar to the previous note about Nutch 2.2, there's now a version of Nutch in the 1.x tree that also uses crawler-commons. See Apache Nutch v1.7 Released for more details.

08 Jun 2013 - Nutch 2.2 now uses crawler-commons for robots.txt parsing

See Apache Nutch v2.2 Released for more details.

02 Feb 2013 - crawler-commons 0.2 is released

This release improves robots.txt and sitemap parsing support.

See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of details.