PhantomJS - System Module Properties


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In this chapter, we will discuss regarding the various System Module Properties of PhantomJS.

args

The system module of PhantomJS has different properties, which help to pass arguments, get to know the file that is executed, etc.

The args property basically returns the arguments passed at the command line. You can also pass the page-URL that you want to read. If you want to store the screen-capture pdf-file or upload file, the details can be passed to the command line and can be read using the args property.

Let us find the length and the way to fetch each argument passed to the command line.

Syntax

Its syntax is as follows −

var system = require('system'); 
system.args;

Example

Take a look at the following example to understand how this property works.

var system = require('system');
console.log(system.args.length);

if (system.args.length>0) {
   console.log(JSON.stringify(system.args));
}
phantom.exit();

The above program generates the following output.

Command − phantomsjs args.js http://localhost/tasks/request.html

2
["args.js","http://localhost/tasks/request.html"]

The first value is the name of the file and next value is the URL passed. You can pass more arguments in the command line and fetch the same using system.args.

env

The env property returns the details of the system.

Syntax

Its syntax is as follows −

var system = require('system'); 
system.env;

Example

var system = require('system'); 
console.log(JSON.stringify(system.env)); 
phantom.exit();

The above program generates the following output.

{"=::":"::\\","=C:":"C:\\phantomjs\\bin","=ExitCode":"00000000","ALLUSERSPROFILE":
"C:\\ProgramData","APPDATA":"C:\\Users\\UserName\\AppData\\Roaming","COMPUTERNAME":
"X","ComSpec":"C:\\Windows\\system32\\cmd.exe","CommonProgramFiles":
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files","CommonProgramFiles(x86)":
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files","CommonProgramW6432":
"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files","FP_NO_HOST_CHECK":"NO","HOMEDRIVE":"C:",
"HOMEPATH":"\\Users\\UserName","LOCALAPPDATA":
"C:\\Users\\UserName\\AppData\\Local","LOGONSERVER":"\\\\MicrosoftAccount",
"NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS":"2","OS":"Windows_NT","PATHEXT":".COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS ;
.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC","PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE":"x86","PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW64 32":
"AMD64","PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER":"Intel64 Family 6 Model 58Stepping9,GenuineIntel",
"PROCESSOR_LEVEL":"6","PROCESSOR_REVISION":"3a09","PROMPT":
"$P$G","PSModulePath":"C:\\Windows\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\
Modules\\" ,"PUBLIC":"C:\\Users\\Public","Path":
"C:\\Program Files\\Dell\\DW WLAN Card;
c:\\Program Files (x86)\\Intel\\iCLS Client\\;c:\\Program Files\\Intel\\iCLSClient\\;
C:\\Windows\\system32;C:\\Windows;C:\\Windows\\System32\ \Wbem;
C:\\Windows\\System32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\;
C:\\Program Files\\Intel\\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\\DAL;
C:\\Program Files\\Intel\\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\\IPT;
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Intel\\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\\DAL;
C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Intel\\Intel(R) 
ManagementEngineComponents\\IPT;c:\\ProgramFiles\\WIDCOMM\\BluetoothSoftware\\;
c:\\ProgramFiles\\WIDCOMM\\BluetoothSoftware\\syswow64;
C:\\ProgramFiles(x86)\\WindowsLive\\Shared;C:\\ProgramFiles\\nodejs\\;
C:\\ProgramFiles\\Git\\cmd;C:\\ProgramFiles\\ OpenVPN\\bin;
C:\\ProgramFiles(x86)\\Skype\\Phone\\;C:\\Users\\UserName\\AppData\\Roaming
\\npm","ProgramData":
"C:\\ProgramData","ProgramFiles":"C:\\ProgramFiles(x86)", 
"ProgramFiles(x86)":"C:\\ProgramFiles(x86)","ProgramW6432":
"C:\\ProgramFiles","SESSIONNAME":"Console","SystemDrive":
"C:","SystemRoot":"C:\\Windows","TEMP":"C:\\Users\ \Username~1\\AppData\\Local\\Temp",
"TMP":"C:\\Users\\Username~1\\AppData\\Local\\Temp",
"USERDOMAIN":"USER","USERDOMAIN_ROAMINGPROFILE":"USER","USERNAME":"X Y","USERPROFILE":
"C:\\Users\\X Y","windir":"C:\\Windows"}

OS

It returns the details of the operating system used. It returns an object with architecture, name of the OS, and version.

Syntax

Its syntax is as follows −

var system = require('system');
system.os;

Example

var system = require('system');
console.log(JSON.stringify(system.os));
phantom.exit();

The above program generates the following output.

{"architecture":"32bit","name":"windows","version":"8.1"}

pid

This property returns the process ID.

Syntax

Its syntax is as follows −

var system = require('system');
system.pid;

Example

Let us look at an example of the pid property.

var system = require('system');
console.log(system.pid);
phantom.exit();

The above program generates the following output.

2160

platform

This property returns the platform we are working on.

Syntax

Its syntax is as follows −

var system = require('system');
system.platform;

Example

var system = require('system');
console.log(system.platform);
phantom.exit();

The above program generates the following output.

Phantomjs


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