Chrome Cli

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chrome in headless mode can be used as a CLI

Example

Taking screenshot

Size of a standard letterhead 1)

chrome --headless --disable-gpu --screenshot --window-size=1280,1696 https://datacadamia.com/

Printing the DOM

The –dump-dom flag prints document.body.innerHTML to stdout:

chrome --headless --disable-gpu --dump-dom https://www.chromestatus.com/

Create a PDF

The –print-to-pdf flag creates a PDF of the page:

chrome --headless --disable-gpu --print-to-pdf https://www.chromestatus.com/

REPL mode (read-eval-print loop)

The –repl flag runs Headless in a Javascript engine in REPL mode

chrome --headless --disable-gpu --repl --crash-dumps-dir=./tmp https://www.chromestatus.com/
[0608/112805.245285:INFO:headless_shell.cc(278)] Type a Javascript expression to evaluate or "quit" to exit.
>>> location.href
{"result":{"type":"string","value":"https://www.chromestatus.com/features"}}
>>> quit

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