Saving source with chrome extension

Hello,

Can anyone help me figure out how to do this with the Chrome extension?

Here is what I am trying to do:

  1. Open a web page
  2. Save the source to a local file
  3. Wait an hour
  4. Loop

Thanks in advance.

Currently you can save (extract) parts of the page with sourceExtract, but not yet the whole page. Please see How to SourceExtract the entire html code?

Thanks for the response. I can manage with a general regex to find source. However, I am trying this:

{
  "CreationDate": "2018-6-25",
  "Commands": [
    {
      "Command": "open",
      "Target": "http://www.test.com",
      "Value": ""
    },
    {
      "Command": "sourceExtract",
      "Target": "[<>=-_.:;\"’/û,€éèêçàïëü&|()%!+*’\\’?$\\w\\s]*",
      "Value": "output_html"
    },
    {
      "Command": "localStorageExport",
      "Target": "output_html",
      "Value": ""
    }
  ]
}

I am having trouble understanding how to save the code to a file. It is giving me an error on the last step. What do I specify as the Target and Value?

Thanks!

Great that sourceExtract solves the issue. Now, localStorageExport does not support saving the content of variables yet, but this is on our todo list.

As a workaround, you can assign the variable value to a CSV field (store | var | !csvLine) and then save this CSV file. Of course, a CSV file with only one entry is just a simple text file with the content of your variable, just as needed :wink:

The only drawback of this workaround is that the file extension of the exported file is .csv (and not .txt or .html).

This code snippet extracts a Google Analytics ID and saves it to a text file:

   {
      "Command": "sourceExtract",
      "Target": "regex=UA-[0-9]+-[0-9]+",
      "Value": "ga_option2"
    },
    {
      "Command": "store",
      "Target": "${ga_option2}",
      "Value": "!csvLine"
    },
    {
      "Command": "csvSave",
      "Target": "myHTML",
      "Value": ""
    },
    {
      "Command": "localStorageExport",
      "Target": "myHTML.csv",
      "Value": ""
    },

Note that localStorageExport needs the file extension (“myHTML.csv”), so it knows whether the supplied name refers to a CSV file (from the CSV tab) or an image (from the image tab).

Great info, thanks! Will try it.