Getting Text and Images From The Web with Ruby

Here I am going to talk about how to get images and text from the web with Ruby.

I have found a lot of useful informaiton on the web but sometimes it’s too hard to get it without some help. To help me out I created two little snips…

To get text:

require 'uri'
url = ARGV[0]  # for command line input
#url = "" # for direct input
puts Net::HTTP.get(URI.parse(url))

To get an image and save it to disk:

require 'net/http'
url = ARGV[0]
img = Net::HTTP.get_response(URI.parse(url))
open("temp.jpg", "wb") { |file|
puts "done downloading image"

Here you can replace the ARGV[0] with a hard coded link to get this image and save it directly to disk.