Webupdate 0.17

Webupdate is a perl-script monitors webpages and sends you an e-mail notification whenever they're updated.
Webupdate is a perl-script monitors webpages and sends you an e-mail notification whenever they're updated.

The script calculates and stores an md5-checksum for the content on the webpage.

The old checksum is compaired to the new checksum whenever the script is run. Any difference means that the webpage content has changed.

You can also supply a pipe with commands, which is used to filter the webpage before the checksum is calculated. This will give you the opportunity to fine-grain the info that will trigger an update alert. This will also work for dynamic webpages which otherwise may be reported as updated every single time you run the script...

You need to embrace the URL with quotes if you try to register a database-search, or if the URL includes any special characters which the shell will interpret. You always have to embrace the pipe with quotes, to prevent the shell from interpreting it.

Requirements:

Digest::MD5
Term::ANSIColor (now optional, used if available)

What's New in This Release:

A bug related to $SIG{ALRM} was fixed.

last updated on:
February 17th, 2008, 19:25 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Tobbe Eek
homepage:
apeekaboo.dnsalias.com
license type:
Perl Artistic License 
category:
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)

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