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#!usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# @author Nastasia Vanderperren
# get the info of a fb page, group or account
# returns a json file
from argparse import ArgumentParser
from facebook_scraper import get_group_info, get_profile, get_page_info
from json import dumps
from datetime import date
def write_info(info, account):
today ="%Y%m%d")
json_file = dumps(info, indent=2, ensure_ascii=False)
with open('{}_{}_info.json'.format(today, account), 'w') as output_file:
def get_fb_info(args):
account = args.account
cookies = args.cookies if args.cookies else None
friends = args.friends
type = args.type
info = None
if type == 'group':
info = get_group_info(account, cookies=cookies, friends=friends)
if type == 'account':
info = get_profile(account, cookies=cookies)
if type == 'page':
info = get_page_info(account, cookies=cookies)
write_info(info, account)
if __name__ == '__main__':
parser = ArgumentParser()
parser.add_argument('account', help="name of the account", type=str)
parser.add_argument('--cookies', help="cookie file for getting data of a private account", required=False)
parser.add_argument('--friends', help="extract friends of accounts", action='store_true', required=False)
parser.add_argument('--type', help="which type of account would you like to scrape", choices=['account', 'group', 'page'], required=True)
args = parser.parse_args()
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