Installing scRUBYt! on Ubuntu Linux

Posted: March 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: IT Related | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

scRUBYt! is a simple but powerful web scraping toolkit written in Ruby. It’s purpose is to free you from the drudgery of web page crawling, looking up HTML tags, attributes, XPaths, form names and other typical low-level web scraping stuff by figuring these out from your examples copy’n’pasted from the Web page or straight from Firebug.

Here are some tips on how to make scRUBYt! works on Ubuntu Linux :

Update your packages list

sudo apt-get update

Now install build-essential and dependencies

sudo apt-get install build-essential ruby-full rubygems libxml-ruby libxslt1.1 libxslt1-dev libxslt-ruby libxml2 libxml2-dev

By using gem, install scRUBYt!’s dependencies

sudo gem install rack rubyforge rake hoe sinatra nokogiri user-choices xml-simple s4t-utils builder commonwatir activesupport hpricot mechanize firewatir

Finally, install scrubyt

sudo gem install scrubyt

Enjoy! 😀

5 Comments on “Installing scRUBYt! on Ubuntu Linux”

  1. 1 Joernsen said at 6:38 AM on June 12th, 2009:


    thanks a lot. I was trying to install scRUByt for hours!
    You saved my evening, it’s working.

    Greetings from Germany

  2. 2 Salman said at 7:21 AM on September 9th, 2009:

    Thanks a lot. There is so much incomplete information about scrubyt installation on the net. Yours worked great!

  3. 3 xanda said at 2:16 AM on September 17th, 2009:

    thanks.. you guys should try scrubyt on ruby 1.9.1.. damn fast!

  4. 4 Adlene said at 11:44 PM on March 13th, 2010:

    Thanks a lot. Compared to other tutorials yours is short and sweet.

  5. 5 Hello Nokogiri | Xanda's Blog !~! said at 7:51 PM on March 2nd, 2012:

    […] talked about scRUBYt! once and I’ve been using it for years as my primary ‘Google crawler’ aka Google […]

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