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Check for web page changes

Date: 2002/03/09 01:10

Q:
I am lo*NAME-DELETED*ing for a perl script that runs from the command line and perform
an HTTP call to the web page and find out if that page has changed. If
yes, run a command. If no, run a command also. This is on a solaris
machine. Logging will also be great. Any ideas???
A:
I recommend that you consult the following packages (one of them will fit
you, they implement similar things):

Net::HTTP
Libwww
curl

If none of them works you can find a http mirroringprogram az

http://peter.verhas.com/pogs/perl/webmirror

which is not the best (even I use wget instead), but implements web
mirroring in Perl, w/o any extra module, clean, clear code, so you can
learn from that.

Regards,
Peter

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