How I texted whole movie script word by word using Selenium in Python

How I texted whole movie script word by word using Selenium in Python

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Sunil Aleti
ยทOct 30, 2020ยท

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In this post, I will share how I texted a whole movie script word by word in Python.

Let's start by watching small demo, how its going to look at end ๐Ÿ˜…

run the script

Now lets talk, Prerequisites:

  • Python
  • Selenium
  • webdriver (I used Chrome webdriver)

Step 1 : need to import webdriver, keys and sleep

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
from time import sleep

Step 2 : Enter the location of Chrome Webdriver and assign it to driver variable

driver=webdriver.Chrome("") # Enter Location of Chrome driver

Step 3 : I used whatsapp to send messages and I pinned the person to whom we need to send messages, so that there will not be any hustles.

driver.get("https://web.whatsapp.com/")
sleep(15)
driver.find_element_by_xpath("/html/body/div/div/div/div/div/div/div[1]/div/div/div[1]/div/div/div").click()
sleep(5)

There should be some time where we can scan the QRcode to login, so I gave sleep(15) and that XPath is to open the chat window of that respective person

Step 4 : Now locate the movie script file, assign it to fileLocation variable and open it in reading mode

fileLocation= ""  # Enter location of movie script file

Step 5 : Now use "for loop" to send msg word by word

Xpath for entering a message

driver.find_element_by_xpath("//*/footer/div[1]/div[2]/div/div[2]").send_keys(word)

Source Code

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
from time import sleep


driver=webdriver.Chrome("") # Enter Location of Chrome driver
driver.maximize_window()
driver.get("https://web.whatsapp.com/")
sleep(15)
driver.find_element_by_xpath("/html/body/div/div/div/div/div/div/div[1]/div/div/div[1]/div/div/div").click()
sleep(5)
fileLocation= ""  # Enter location of movie script file
with open(fileLocation,"r") as file:
    for line in file:
        for word in line.split(" "):
            driver.find_element_by_xpath("//*/footer/div[1]/div[2]/div/div[2]").send_keys(word)
            driver.find_element_by_xpath("//*/footer/div[1]/div[2]/div/div[2]").send_keys(Keys.ENTER)

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