Downloading Website in Python
How would I go about downloading web pages using Python in such a way that I could view them offline as well as sift through their
html code for information?
Just like right clicking and clicking
Save-As on any web page.
The simples example would go something like this (note: both of these libraries you have to install first using pip
python -m pip install <library>):
import requests from bs4 import BeatifulSoup res = requests.get('www.example.com') soup = BeautifulSoup(res.text, 'html.parser') print(soup.prettify())
The last line will print out the entire html of the website but it will also format it in a readable form just like when you look at the html by inspecting element on a website.
If you want to download the page and put it in a separate html file you can do that like this:
with open('example.html', 'w', encoding = 'utf8') as webSite: webSite.write(soup.prettify()) webSite.close()