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This time we *are* getting puppeteer
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Coder100 (4393)

This time puppeteer is going to save

Hello everyone! Just yesterday I installed node.js locally on my computer for some Heroku business: https://arcane-peak-83337.herokuapp.com/ which also ultimately caused the empty repl project! Today, we are going to be going above that. WE are going to use puppeteer! Before, you had to go to pygame and use webbot. Now we are going to use bash, and use puppeteer which is way better because you are using node.js.

Recreation

npm init

Fill in questionnaire and you should have a package.json

npm install puppeteer --save

This is where we get puppeteer.

npm install puppeteer --save && npm start

JK this is how we do the real stuff. We install then run.

const puppeteer = require('puppeteer');

(async () => {
  const browser = await puppeteer.launch({ headless: false, args: ['--no-sandbox', '--disable-setuid-sandbox'] });
  const page = await browser.newPage();

  page.goto("https://repl.it/");
  // More commands here...
  /* You may view the docs at:
       https://devdocs.io/puppeteer/
     And more magic at:
       https://www.npmjs.com/package/puppeteer
     Github:
       https://github.com/puppeteer/puppeteer
  */

  // await browser.close();
})();

Real easy here, you just do the stuff. Notice on line 4. These args are absolutely necessary due to some restrictions set out by repl.it I think this is the reason for --no-sandbox because if you leave that out, you get some cryptic errors.


Enjoy!

Fork and let's unblock some things! may I suggest surviv?

Please vote up if you liked this tutorial of sorts!

Happy unblocking!

Giving credit

This was made entirely by me and you can give credit by putting

// This REPL was made thanks to repl.it/@Coder100/This-time-we-are-getting-puppeteer
// Go fork it and check it out!

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hazelpy (7)

Yo hell yeah surviv! Man I'm so glad this works, I'll use this during school fno lol

SilentShadowBla (537)

This seems really cool but can someone explain how it works :) thx

Coder100 (4393)

What part do you not understand? We have to use all those await things because node.js is asynchronous by default, so without them, it will open and close at the same time really bad @SilentShadowBla

Evanlicious (80)

@Coder100 I actually just made something like this a day ago, you can just run Chromium from a .sh file on repl.it. All you have to do is type in "chromium-browser --no-sandbox" and it's done.

Coder100 (4393)

Well yeah, but can you automate it? Also, this build of chrome appears to be on a chromebook @Evanlicious

Evanlicious (80)

@Coder100 You might be able to, but I am not sure.

mwilki7 (1012)

what does this do?

hazelpy (7)

@mwilki7 unblock tool for school/work computers

Coder100 (4393)

Yes, and also automation things but unblocking is more fun lol @hazelpy