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Learning Scrapy by Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas

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Chapter 7. Configuration and Management

We just saw how easy it is to develop a simple spider with Scrapy and use it to extract data from the Web. Scrapy comes with lots of utilities and functionality that is made available through its settings. For many software frameworks, settings are the "geeky stuff" that fine tune how the system works. For Scrapy, settings are one of the most fundamental mechanisms, which, beyond tuning and configuration, enable functionality and allow us to extend the framework. We don't aim to compete with the excellent Scrapy documentation but supplement it by helping you navigate the settings landscape faster and find the ones that are most relevant to you. Please read the details on the documentation before you move ...

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