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Reddit Scraper

trudax/reddit-scraper

Free Reddit web scraper to crawl posts, comments, communities, and users without login. Limit web scraping by number of posts or items and extract all data in a dataset in multiple formats.

Author's avatarGustavo Rudiger
  • Modified
  • Users319
  • Runs2,988
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Reddit Scraper

To run the code examples, you need to have an Apify account. Replace <YOUR_API_TOKEN> in the code with your API token. For a more detailed explanation, please read about running actors via the API in Apify Docs.

const { ApifyClient } = require('apify-client');

// Initialize the ApifyClient with API token
const client = new ApifyClient({
    token: '<YOUR_API_TOKEN>',
});

// Prepare actor input
const input = {
    "startUrls": [
        {
            "url": "https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/"
        }
    ],
    "maxItems": 10,
    "maxPostCount": 10,
    "maxComments": 10,
    "maxCommunitiesAndUsers": 10,
    "maxLeaderBoardItems": 10,
    "scrollTimeout": 40,
    "proxy": {
        "useApifyProxy": true
    }
};

(async () => {
    // Run the actor and wait for it to finish
    const run = await client.actor("trudax/reddit-scraper").call(input);

    // Fetch and print actor results from the run's dataset (if any)
    console.log('Results from dataset');
    const { items } = await client.dataset(run.defaultDatasetId).listItems();
    items.forEach((item) => {
        console.dir(item);
    });
})();