Using PySpider to scrape wiki

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Michael Cohen

Oct 23, 2020, 11:12:34 AM10/23/20
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Hey folks,
I;m looking into using PySpider to scrape a wiki (not Wikipedia). I tried wget, but the problem seems to be that even though I set up the reject list (I just want current contents, I don't want to go recursively down into all previous states), it still seems to take forever. It seems to download files on the rejection list, before deleting them, so 5 days later it still wasn't finished on a modest wiki.

I usually use HTTrack for regular websites, but it can't handle a wiki.
Has anyone had experience using PySpider on wikis?


Shubham Biswas

Sep 23, 2022, 1:20:42 PM9/23/22
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It may can work if done correctly, using MYSQL and DATA 
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