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Selenium drivers downloader tool with standalone CLI support.

What is it for?

Selenium needs a specific driver to work with each browser. Every driver has a version that works with specific browser versions, and it's really annoying reading the changelogs to check if the current driver will work with the new browser version. Plus, a lot of times a test crashes because the browser has updated and the driver is not compatible anymore. That's why Driloader exists: To make this process so much easier! Driloader autodetect the browser version (it supports Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer) and download the driver according to it's version.


  • Python 3.4 or higher

Setup the project

This project uses Pipenv as packaging tool. Please make sure you have it installed in your system.

Also, we use make as task runner, so you can see the available tasks by running make help.

# Clone the project
bash: $ git clone
bash: $ cd Driloader
# Install dependencies
bash: $ make install
pipenv install --dev
Installing dependencies from Pipfile.lock…
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# Active virtual env
bash: $ pipenv shell
source ~/.local/share/virtualenvs/driloader-ZPASDPNJ/bin/activate
# Run linter and tests
(driloader-ZPASDPNJ) driloader: $ make lint test


 pip install driloader

Usage with Firefox

from driloader import driloader
from selenium.webdriver import Firefox

driver_path = driloader.download_gecko_driver()
browser = Firefox(executable_path=driver_path)

Usage with Chrome

from driloader import driloader
from selenium.webdriver import Chrome

driver_path = driloader.download_chrome_driver()
browser = Chrome(executable_path=driver_path)

Usage with Internet Explorer

from driloader import driloader
from selenium.webdriver import Ie

driver_path = driloader.download_ie_driver()
browser = Ie(executable_path=driver_path)

CLI and standalone usage

python -m driloader

usage: driloader [-h] (--firefox | --chrome | --internet-explorer | --all)

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --firefox, -f         get Firefox version.
  --chrome, -c          get Google Chrome version.
  --internet-explorer, -i
                        get Internet Explorer version.
  --all                 look for browsers an get their versions.

Retrieve Firefox version

$  python -m driloader --firefox

Retrieve Google Chrome version

$  python -m driloader --chrome

Retrieve Internet Explorer version (Windows system)

> python -m driloader -i

Retrieve all browsers version (Windows system)

> python -m driloader --all
Internet Explorer: 11
Firefox: 45
Google Chrome: 58

Retrieve all browsers version (non-Windows system)

# Getting from a non-Windows system
$  python -m driloader --all
Internet Explorer: Error: Unable to get the Internet Explorer version.
        Cause: Error: Unable to retrieve IE version..
        Cause: System is not Windows.
Firefox: 45
Google Chrome: 58
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