[wplug] web content monitoring script

Benjamin Slavin bslavin_list at wavecrazy.net
Thu Oct 23 15:15:43 EDT 2003


Unfortunately I don't still have it, but I had hacked together a simple
Perl script which was run by cron to run wget to download a website then
compare MD5 values of the pages. If it had been updated, it would send
an email alerting me. I believe that it still resides on some old tape
backups that I have, but they're on the other side of the state right

Perhaps this is too simple for what you're looking to do, but it had
worked well for me in the past, and took very little coding to


On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 12:03, John Harrold wrote:
> hey all.
> i've been looking around for a script that will monitor web pages and
> trigger events when the content changes. has anyone seen something like
> this?

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