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#What is NiftyArticles

NiftyArticles is a small Python script which lets you identify and save articles from inside webpages. It is based on Readability. Update 10.02.2011

#Installation

  • Download NiftyArticles QT4
  • Download NiftyArticles GTK
  • Download readability.js
  • Each version depends on readability.js, please download that file and place it in the same directory as the niftyarticle script.

#The installation details for each version is located inside the script file. Usage (QT4 version)

To get a full list of options, run: python niftyarticles-qt.py --help OR if you made it executable, /path/to/niftyarticles-qt.py --help

save an article from ubuntu.com

python niftyarticles-qt.py -u http://www.ubuntu.com/project/derivatives Help for the QT4 version

#The script has been developed and tested on Python 2.6.6 / Ubuntu Maverick

  • Install the required packages: python-qt4 libqt4-webkit

  • Ubuntu or Debian

  • sudo apt-get install python2.6 python-qt4 libqt4-webkit

  • (Optional) Mark the script as executable

  • chmod +x niftyarticles-qt.py

##Usage Examples: python niftyarticles-qt.py --help

save an article from ubuntu.com

python niftyarticles-qt.py -u http://www.ubuntu.com/project/derivatives

show the browser window, load images, enable java applets

python niftyarticles-qt.py -b -i -v -u http://www.ubuntu.com/project/canonical-and-ubuntu

to run the script on a server with no GUI available, you must install xvfb

sudo apt-get install xvfb

then you can do

xvfb-run -a python niftyarticles-qt.py -u http://www.ubuntu.com/project/derivatives

Webkit Reference http://webkitgtk.org/reference/index.html

Source code (QT4)

#!/usr/bin/env python """

NiftyArticles v0.4, Qt4 version

Made by Florentin Sardan florentinwww (at) gmail.com

Project's page: http://www.betterprogramming.com/niftyarticles-extract-articles-from-any-webpage-with-python-webkit-and-readability.html My portfolio: http://www.betterprogramming.com/

Readability webpage: http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

The script has been developed and tested on Python 2.6.6 / Ubuntu Maverick

Install the required packages: python-qt4 libqt4-webkit Ubuntu or Debian sudo apt-get install python2.6 python-qt4 libqt4-webkit

(Optional) Mark the script as executable chmod +x niftyarticles-qt.py

Usage Examples: python niftyarticles-qt.py --help

save an article from ubuntu.com

python niftyarticles-qt.py -u http://www.ubuntu.com/project/derivatives

show the browser window, load images, enable java applets

python niftyarticles-qt.py -b -i -v -u http://www.ubuntu.com/project/canonical-and-ubuntu

to run the script on a server with no GUI available, you must install xvfb

sudo apt-get install xvfb

then you can do

xvfb-run -a python niftyarticles-qt.py -u http://www.ubuntu.com/project/derivatives

#Webkit Reference http://webkitgtk.org/reference/index.html

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