urllib.robotparser — Internet Spider Access Control — PyMOTW 3
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robotparser implements a parser for the robots.txt file format, including a function that checks if a given user agent can access a resource. It is intended for use in well-behaved spiders, or other crawler applications that need to either be throttled or otherwise restricted.
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