I definitely do more HTML scraping than is healthy for a person. And inevitably, I end up spending more time doing the scraping than I would have spent doing some copy-pasting.
So of course I’m excited to have a new tool to make wasting time even easier: pup.
I’m sure I’ve worked with various HTML command line scrapers in the past, but pup seems to have hit a sweet spot — reusing CSS selectors makes it pretty intuitive, and the set of operations to extract what you want is just enough to get your data, without overwhelming you. Nice!