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mechanize - Automate interaction with HTTP web servers

Latest version released on PyPi Build status of the master branch

Major features

Stateful programmatic web browsing in Python

  • The browser class mechanize.Browser implements the interface of urllib2.OpenerDirector, so any URL can be opened not just http.
  • Easy HTML form filling.
  • Convenient link parsing and following.
  • Browser history (.back() and .reload() methods).
  • The Referer HTTP header is added properly (optional).
  • Automatic observance of robots.txt.
  • Automatic handling of HTTP-Equiv and Refresh.

Installation

To install for normal usage:

pip3 install mechanize

To install for development:

git clone https://github.com/python-mechanize/mechanize.git
cd mechanize
pip3 install -e .

To install manually, simply add the mechanize sub-directory somewhere on your PYTHONPATH.

Documentation

See https://mechanize.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

Credits

python-mechanize was the creation of John J. Lee. Maintenance was taken over by Kovid Goyal in 2017.

Much of the code was originally derived from the work of the following people:

  • Gisle Aas -- [libwww-perl]
  • Jeremy Hylton (and many others) -- [urllib2]
  • Andy Lester -- [WWW::Mechanize]
  • Johnny Lee (coincidentally-named) -- MSIE CookieJar Perl code from which mechanize's support for that is derived.

Also:

  • Gary Poster and Benji York at Zope Corporation -- contributed significant changes to the HTML forms code
  • Ronald Tschalar -- provided help with Netscape cookies

Thanks also to the many people who have contributed bug reports and patches.

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