Sarathlal N

Write our first Selenium program with Python 3 & Firefox

Prerequisite

  1. Linux Machine
  2. Firefox Browser
  3. Gecko driver

Create a directory for our projet.

mkdir selenium-test
cd selenium-test

Normally I use a virtual environment for python projects. So my first step is creating a virtual environment.

python3 -m venv env

Then install selenium inside new virtual environment.

pip install selenium

Lets create our program file.

touch first_program.py

Open the new file in editor or command line. Add the below content in the file & save it.

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.by import By
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
 
driver = webdriver.Firefox()

#launch URL
driver.get("https://www.google.com/")

#identify search box
m = driver.find_element(by=By.NAME, value="q")

#enter search text
m.send_keys("Open Source")

#perform Google search with Keys.ENTER
m.send_keys(Keys.ENTER)

Run the program.

python first_program.py

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