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Re: questions concerning using perl to monitor webpages

by Anonymous Monk
on May 22, 2003 at 03:47 UTC ( #259973=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to questions concerning using perl to monitor webpages

lemme see if i can explain better what i need...see, i work at a videogame news site, and i want a script i can run from my box that will check the press release pages of like 20 or 30 different companies and tell me which ones have been changed. then i can pull up the changed pages in my browser to see *what* changes...so i can use LWP::UserAgent to get the Last Modified string of a page? how would i do that?


Comment on Re: questions concerning using perl to monitor webpages
Re: Re: questions concerning using perl to monitor webpages
by tjh (Curate) on May 22, 2003 at 13:55 UTC
    Completely non-Perl answer.

    However, I've been using Copernic Pro for site monitoring and many other things for a while.

    Yeah, it's not as sexy as rolling your own, but it works.

    No I don't work for them, and there may be other tools that function similarly.

Re: Re: questions concerning using perl to monitor webpages
by finni (Beadle) on May 22, 2003 at 19:28 UTC
    I, also, have a non-Perl answer. Using recent versions of Mozilla, you can make groups of tabs into bookmarks that go into your personal toolbar folder. Under 'Manage Bookmarks' you can schedule checking for changes (only on a per-bookmark basis, not globally for the whole tab-group) and then make the bookmark blink at you, or automatically open, or some such thing.

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