[LUNI] Re: Pseudo RSS
Barry Von Ahsen
barry at vonahsen.com
Wed Aug 1 08:33:53 CDT 2007
Jay Strauss wrote:
> On 7/24/07, Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a product/tool/script that could tell me when a
>> web page has changed? Sort of like RSS, but this site doesn't have
>> I need to watch this page on a bulletin board where fairly
>> infrequently someone posts a message that I need to know has been
>> posted. I hate having to remind myself to check all the time, and the
>> site has no provision to email.
>> It'd be nice if I could have some utility do it for me.
> So regarding the above, I played with wget and md5sum as people
> suggested. The problem I'm having is that: While the page seems the
> same to the eye, there seems to be constantly changing content, some
> sort of IDs change with every page request.
> I'm using:
> wget --quiet -O -
> http://www.playalinda.com/members/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=6 | md5sum
> If you run the command twice in a row, the checksum is different (even
> though I can't see any difference when I see the page on a browser).
> Does anyone have a suggestion to address this? (other than parsing
> the entire page and finding the message titles)
debian has samidare and websec, and the websec page shows some
"competitors" (links on page)
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