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Description

The Mechanize library is used for automating interaction with websites. Mechanize automatically stores and sends cookies, follows redirects, and can follow links and submit forms. Form fields can be populated and submitted. Mechanize also keeps track of the sites that you have visited as a history.

Code Quality Rank: L4
Monthly Downloads: 272,678
Programming language: Ruby
License: MIT License
Latest version: v2.8.2

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README

Mechanize

Test suite

Description

The Mechanize library is used for automating interaction with websites. Mechanize automatically stores and sends cookies, follows redirects, and can follow links and submit forms. Form fields can be populated and submitted. Mechanize also keeps track of the sites that you have visited as a history.

Dependencies

  • Ruby >= 2.5
  • Gems:
    • addressable
    • domain_name
    • http-cookie
    • mime-types
    • net-http-digest_auth
    • net-http-persistent
    • nokogiri
    • rubyntlm
    • webrick
    • webrobots

Support:

The bug tracker is available here:

Examples

If you are just starting, check out GUIDE.rdoc or EXAMPLES.rdoc.

Developers

Use bundler to install dependencies:

bundle install

Run all tests with:

bundle exec rake test

See also Mechanize::TestCase to read about the built-in testing infrastructure.

Authors

  • Eric Hodel
  • Akinori MUSHA
  • Aaron Patterson
  • Lee Jarvis
  • Mike Dalessio

Acknowledgments

This library was heavily influenced by its namesake in the Perl world. A big thanks goes to Andy Lester, the author of the original Perl module WWW::Mechanize which is available here. Ruby Mechanize would not be around without you!

Thank you to Michael Neumann for starting the Ruby version. Thanks to everyone who's helped out in various ways. Finally, thank you to the people using this library!

License

This library is distributed under the MIT license. Please see LICENSE.txt.


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Mechanize README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.