Reading from a web resource in Python
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Source code: read_robots Module: Y303
"""This program opens a remote web resource in Python and reads
and analyses it - in this case we have chose to read and report
on the robots.txt file"""
from sys import *
if len(argv) != 2:
datasource = urllib.urlopen("http://"+argv+"/robots.txt")
print "Cannot reach data source",argv
inblock = 0
line = datasource.readline()
if line == "": break
fields = line.split()
if len(fields) > 1:
if fields.lower() == "user-agent:":
print "\nFor Bot",fields
inblock = 1
if fields.lower() == "disallow:":
if inblock == 0:
print "OUT OF PLACE"
print "No access to",fields
inblock = 0
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