Quick Start

Here is everything you need to get started with sws.

Script usage

Super Web Scripts; A command line interface, and set of scripts for web tasks.

    sws [-h] [-v]
    sws redirects <url> [-t]
    sws youtube <url> [<path>]
    sws ssl <hostname> [-e] [-c]

    -h --help               Show this help message and exit
    -v --version            Show program's version number and exit
    -e --expiry             If specified will check the expiry of ssl cert/domain
    -c --cert               If specified will print the full details of the SSL cert
    -t --trace              If specified will show the full trace of the provided url



Can be used to gather information about http redirects.

-t or --trace: When specified will print the train of redirects from the initial url provided.


Used to download YouTube videos.

\<url>: The YouTube video URL; NOTE: this must be in full form with protocol i.e. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j1I3mC0BR0

\<path>: A path to download the YouTube video to (by default it's in the same directory you run the command from).


Used to gather information about a host's SSL certificate (such as expiry etc).

\<hostname>: specify the FQDN to pull information about (URL without the protocol) i.e. kieranwood.ca

-e or --expiry: Prints the date and time the SSL cert will expire.

-c or --cert: Prints the full set of available information about the cert (commonName, notBefore etc.).

API usage

If you are looking to use sws as an API, first install it. Once installed you can build API docs by installing pdoc3 (pip install pdoc3 or sudo pip3 install pdoc3), and then running pdoc sws --http localhost:8080. Go to a browser and type in http://localhost:8080/sws/utilities/