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Python BeautifulSoup: Find all the link tags and list the first ten from the webpage python.org

BeautifulSoup: Exercise-10 with Solution

Write a Python program to find all the link tags and list the first ten from the webpage python.org.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
url = 'https://www.python.org/'
reqs = requests.get(url)
soup = BeautifulSoup(reqs.text, 'lxml')
print("First four h2 tags from the webpage python.org.:")
print(soup.find_all('a')[0:10])

Sample Output:

First four h2 tags from the webpage python.org.:
[<a href="#content" title="Skip to content">Skip to content</a>, 
<a aria-hidden="true" class="jump-link" href="#python-network" id="close-python-network">
<span aria-hidden="true" class="icon-arrow-down"><span>▼</span></span> 
Close </a>, <a class="current_item selectedcurrent_branch selected" href="/" 
title="The Python Programming Language">Python</a>, <a href="/psf-landing/" 
title="The Python Software Foundation">PSF</a>, <a href="https://docs.python.org" 
title="Python Documentation">Docs</a>, <a href="https://pypi.python.org/" 
title="Python Package Index">PyPI</a>, <a href="/jobs/"
title="Python Job Board">Jobs</a>, <a href="/community/" 
title="Python Community">Community</a>, <a aria-hidden="true" class="jump-link" href="#top" id="python-network">
<span aria-hidden="true" class="icon-arrow-up"><span>▲</span></span> The Python Network
</a>, <a href="/"><img alt="python™" class="python-logo" src="/static/img/python-logo.png"/></a>]

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Python: Tips of the Day

Getting the last element of a list:

some_list[-1] is the shortest and most Pythonic.

In fact, you can do much more with this syntax. The some_list[-n] syntax gets the nth-to-last element. So some_list[-1] gets the last element, some_list[-2] gets the second to last, etc, all the way down to some_list[-len(some_list)], which gives you the first element.

You can also set list elements in this way. For instance:

>>> some_list = [1, 2, 3]
>>> some_list[-1] = 5 # Set the last element
>>> some_list[-2] = 3 # Set the second to last element
>>> some_list
[1, 3, 5]

Note that getting a list item by index will raise an IndexError if the expected item doesn't exist. This means that some_list[-1] will raise an exception if some_list is empty, because an empty list can't have a last element.

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