python-beautifulsoup - Python library for screen-scraping HTML

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Distribution CentOS 6
Repository Repoforge (RPMforge) i386
Package name python-beautifulsoup
Package version 3.2.0
Package release 1.el6.rf
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 223.70 KB
Download size 57.89 KB
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Beautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround
projects like screen-scraping. Three features make it powerful:
1. Beautiful Soup won't choke if you give it bad markup. It yields a parse tree
that makes approximately as much sense as your original document. This is
usually good enough to collect the data you need and run away.
2. Beautiful Soup provides a few simple methods and Pythonic idioms for
navigating, searching, and modifying a parse tree: a toolkit for dissecting a
document and extracting what you need. You don't have to create a custom parser
for each application.
3. Beautiful Soup automatically converts incoming documents to Unicode and
outgoing documents to UTF-8. You don't have to think about encodings, unless
the document doesn't specify an encoding and Beautiful Soup can't autodetect
one. Then you just have to specify the original encoding.
Beautiful Soup parses anything you give it, and does the tree traversal stuff
for you. You can tell it "Find all the links", or "Find all the links of class
externalLink", or "Find all the links whose urls match "", or "Find the
table heading that's got bold text, then give me that text."
Valuable data that was once locked up in poorly-designed websites is now within
your reach. Projects that would have taken hours take only minutes with
Beautiful Soup.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-beautifulsoup-3.2.0-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm 3.2.0 noarch Repoforge (RPMforge)
python-beautifulsoup - - -


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python(abi) = 2.6
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Name Value
BeautifulSoup = 3.2.0-1.el6.rf
python-beautifulsoup = 3.2.0-1.el6.rf


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Binary Package python-beautifulsoup-3.2.0-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm
Source Package python-beautifulsoup-3.2.0-1.el6.rf.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Download latest rpmforge-release rpm from
  2. Install rpmforge-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release*rpm
  3. Install python-beautifulsoup rpm package:
    # yum install python-beautifulsoup




2011-06-28 - Steve Huff <> - 3.2.0-1
- Initial package.

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