Easy to use extension of Net::HTTP to let you obey robots.txt while crawling/scrapping/mining
Allows you to request a url but by obeying the robots.txt
Raises an exception if robots.txt on remote server does not permit crawler to read a path
require "rubygems" require "obey_robots_dot_txt" begin @res = Net::HTTP.get_obeying_robots(URI.parse(@url)) rescue Net::DisobeyingRobotsTxt puts "Oops URL isnt permitted to be crawled :-(" end
gem sources -a gems.github.com
sudo gem install parolkar-obey_robots_dot_txt
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