Get Instagram posts/profile/hashtag data without using Instagram API
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Below is what you can do with this program: - Get Instagram posts/profile/hashtag data without using Instagram API.
crawler.py- Like posts automatically.
This crawler could fail due to updates on instagram’s website. If you encounter any problems, please contact me.
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
cp inscrawler/secret.py.dist inscrawler/secret.py
positional arguments: mode options: [posts, posts_full, profile, hashtag]
optional arguments: -n NUMBER, --number NUMBER number of returned posts -u USERNAME, --username USERNAME instagram's username -t TAG, --tag TAG instagram's tag name -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT output file name(json format)
--debug see how the program automates the browser
--fetch_comments fetch comments
Turning on the flag might take forever to fetch data if there are too many commnets.
--fetch_likes_plays fetch like/play number
--fetch_likers fetch all likers
Instagram might have rate limit for fetching likers. Turning on the flag might take forever to fetch data if there are too many likes.
--fetch_mentions fetch users who are mentioned in the caption/comments (startwith @)
--fetch_hashtags fetch hashtags in the caption/comments (startwith #)
--fetch_details fetch username and photo caption
only available for "hashtag" search
python crawler.py posts_full -u cal_foodie -n 100 -o ./output python crawler.py posts_full -u cal_foodie -n 10 --fetch_likers --fetch_likes_plays python crawler.py posts_full -u cal_foodie -n 10 --fetch_comments python crawler.py profile -u cal_foodie -o ./output python crawler.py hashtag -t taiwan -o ./output python crawler.py hashtag -t taiwan -o ./output --fetch_details python crawler.py posts -u cal_foodie -n 100 -o ./output # deprecated
posts, you will get url, caption, first photo for each post; choose mode
posts_full, you will get url, caption, all photos, time, comments, number of likes and views for each posts. Mode
posts_fullwill take way longer than mode
postsis deprecated. For the recent posts, there is no quick way to get the post caption]
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Set up your username/password in
secret.pyor set them as environment variables.
positional arguments: tag
optional arguments: -n NUMBER, --number NUMBER (default 1000) number of posts to like
python liker.py foodie