Yaron Kahanovitch > WWW-Monitor-0.24 > webmon.pl

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NAME ^

webmon.pl - monitor websites for updates and changes

OPTIONS ^

--conf=<filename>

A configuration file to be used. See bellow example of such a file.

--help

Short help message

EXAMPLES ^

example of configuation file

     ########################################################################
     # webmon.conf.example - Yaron Kahanovitch - Feb 2007                   #
     #                                                                      #
     #                                                                      #
     # Example for webmon configuration file                                #
     ########################################################################

     #cache_root - Cache repository Root directory.     
     cache_root=/var/cache/monitor

     #log_mail_dir - optional -Every notification will be kept under that directory
     log_mail_dir=/var/log/monitor

     #from - mail address to be filed in the from field. <More than one
     from=user1@host1
     from=user2@host2

     #subject - A subject line for mail messages.
     subject=Web alert, web page changed!!!

     #leftmaring, rightmargin - left and right margins for text generated diffs.
     leftmaring=0
     rightmargin=120

     #query start - start a new query
     query start

          #url - One or more targets url to be monitored.
          url=http://www.target1.org
          url=http://another.one/any_web_page.html
          #sampling_rate=  (Taken from crontab(5), "Vixie" cron) 
          #               specification of the scheduled time in crontab
          #               format (crontab(5)) which contains five mandatory time and
          #               date fields and an optional 6th column. fields are:
          #               minute         0-59
          #               hour           0-23
          #               day of month   1-31 
          #               month          1-12 (or as names)
          #               day of week    0-7 (0 or 7 is Sunday, or as names )
          #               seconds        0-59 (optional)
          #               A field may be an asterisk (*), which always stands for
          #               ``first-last''. For details please visit 
          #              for details visit 
          #              http://search.cpan.org/~roland/Schedule-Cron-0.97/Cron.pm
          #
          #               In the following example the query is being executed every minute
          sampling_rate=0-59/1 * * * *

          #mailto - specify mail addresses to be notify upon query notification
          mailto=user1@host1
          mailto=user2@host2
     end

Invoking webmon.pl from command line

>perl webmon.pl --conf=/etc/webmon.conf

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2007 Yaron Kahanovitch, all rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHOR ^

Yaron Kahanovitch <yaron at kahanovitch dot com>

README ^

Scans list of web pages and compares them with its pre-cached counterparts. If a change is detected then a mail notification is being send. webmon.pl uses WWW::Monitor as the primary engine to perform monitoring.

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