Get Telstra Bigpond Usage from the command line

If you feel the need to get your Telstra Bigpond usage from the command line, say for putting into a round-robin database for drawing pretty graphs, then give this a go:

#!/usr/bin/env python2.7
import requests, sys, re
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
data = {'username': 'steve.smith', 'password': 'somethingsecret!'}
req ='', params=data, allow_redirects=False)

if req.status_code == 302:
    cookies = {'BPSESSION': req.cookies['BPSESSION']}
    headers = {'Referer': ''}
    req = requests.get('', headers=headers, cookies=cookies)
    print "Didn't get redirected? ", req.status_code
if req.status_code == 200:
    # html.parser is important as it will ensure the document is parsed as
    # html rather than xml
    soup = BeautifulSoup(req.text, 'html.parser')
    usage = int(soup.find(class_='trStyleTotal').find('b').text) / 1e3
    limit = soup.find('th', text="Monthly allowance")'\r\n\t')
    limit = re.match('\d+', limit).group()
    print usage, "/", limit, "GB"
    print "Couldn't get usage page ", req.status_code

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 troy@skade:~$ python
 195.525 / 500 GB

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