Package Details: w3watch 1.0.3-2

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Package Base: w3watch
Description: Watch the web and get notified on updates
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Pierre
Maintainer: Pierre
Last Packager: Pierre
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2010-05-02 11:34
Last Updated: 2015-06-13 11:33

Latest Comments

foutrelis commented on 2014-11-25 17:52

Note that grep 2.21 will break w3watch's parsing for many sites.


$ lynx -dump | grep snapshot/exo
Binary file (standard input) matches

In the example above, lynx's output is treated as binary because of the following change in grep 2.21:

"If a file contains data improperly encoded for the current locale,
and this is discovered before any of the file's contents are output,
grep now treats the file as binary."

This can be solved by specifying "character_set=UNICODE (UTF-8)" in $HOME/.lynxrc, but ideally w3watch would need to somehow pass this option to lynx. (I can't see a command option for this.)

haawda commented on 2014-07-08 12:47

Please rename the "build" function to "package".

felixonmars commented on 2013-01-03 08:03

I've written a systemd user unit & timer for w3watch in package aur/w3watch-systemd, for anyone interested :)

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Pierre commented on 2010-08-20 12:07

Feel free to write one. :-)

Anonymous comment on 2010-08-19 14:31

a manpage would be really, really nice.

Pierre commented on 2010-06-07 17:42

Note: version 1.0.1 has a bug whih removed all cache files. This version did not notfiy about any website changes.