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Here is an example that saves all the PDF files it encounters: require 'rubygems' require 'mechanize' agent = Mechanize is the obvious choice if you need to scrape websites in Ruby, but it can be confusing to use. Particularly if you're new to web scraping, or new to. A simple Ruby script to scrape PDF files from an Indian newspaper website. In case of errors see for inforamtion. #. # With a.

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ChunkedTerminationError ResponseReadErrorMechanize File 'lib/ mechanize/', line def pdf=(klass) register_parser( CONTENT_TYPES[:pdf], Generated on Thu Feb 14 by yard 16 (ruby). GETs uri and writes it to io_or_filename without recording the request in the history. If io_or_filename does not respond to #write it will be used as a file name. Method: Mechanize::PluggableParser#pdf= Defined in: lib/mechanize/ #pdf=(klass) ⇒ Object. Registers klass as the parser for application/pdf content Generated on Thu Feb 14 by yard (ruby).

This mini-lesson is an introduction to one of the more powerful ways to make the Internet's data bend to your will, using pretty minimal coding skills. All it takes is enough time and patience to figure out what you're going for. We'll use an example of a very famous apartment hunting website that rhymes with "Schmaigslist" since it's kind of a pain to go search for apartments manually. Wouldn't it be nice to just run a little script that grabbed all the apartments that you wanted keywords, neighborhood and price point and added them to a spreadsheet for you? If you find yourself going to a page, clicking around in a repetitive way, taking annoyingly mechanical notes into a text file or spreadsheet, and only ending up with the information you actually want an hour or two later, then scraping is probably the right tool for the job. It makes scraping very easy for you.

If I look at the content of page now it contains the stream of PDF data as well as: I tried this too: Which almost works but presents a corrupt pdf file. I can see the document properties of the pdf file but there is no content.

I have also tried using: FileSaver agent.

By doing a binary compare of a working version downloaded through the browser and the one through Mechanize, I have found that it is saving the line breaks as 0D 0A in hex versus just 0A in the working file.

Has anyone else come across this and have a solution? Mechanize file save on generated link Ruby. TIA Regards, Dan.

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Hi Dan, try with File. Mike D.

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Thomas Thomas 86 1 1 3. Please note that the Mechanize:: File class is not appropriate for large files. In those cases, one should use the Mechanize:: Download class instead, as it downloads the content in small chunks to disk.

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What you really want is the Mechanize:: Download http: Download agent. Renato Renato 4 9.

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I would add that I've just exactly used your solution except I had Mechanize: FileSaver instead of Mechanize: I've just replaced it with Download and the whole is perfect: Where does the file get saved?

Here is an example that saves all the PDF files it encounters: FileSaver agent.

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