urlwatch man page

urlwatch — a tool for monitoring webpages for updates

Usage

urlwatch [-h] [--version] [-v]

[--urls FILE] [--config FILE] [--hooks FILE] [--cache FILE]

[--list] [--add JOB] [--delete JOB]

[--edit] [--edit-config] [--edit-hooks]

[--features] [--gc-cache]

Description

urlwatch is intended to help you watch changes in webpages and get notified (via email, in your terminal or with a custom-written reporter class) of any changes. The change notification will include the URL that has changed and a unified diff of what has changed.

optional arguments

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

--version

show program's version number and exit

-v, --verbose

show debug output

files and directories

--urls FILE

read job list (URLs) from FILE

--config FILE

read configuration from FILE

--hooks FILE

use FILE as hooks.py module

--cache FILE

use FILE as cache database

job list management

--list

list jobs

--add JOB

add job (key1=value1,key2=value2,...)

--delete JOB

delete job by location or index

interactive commands ($EDITOR/$VISUAL)

--edit

edit URL/job list

--edit-config

edit configuration file

--edit-hooks

edit hooks script

miscellaneous

--features

list supported jobs/filters/reporters

--gc-cache

remove old cache entries

Files

~/.urlwatch/urls.yaml

A list of URLs, commands and other jobs to watch

~/.urlwatch/hooks.py

A Python module that can implement new job types, filters and reporters

~/.urlwatch/cache.db

A SQLite 3 database that contains the state history of jobs (for diffing)

Author

Thomas Perl <thp.io/about>

Website

http://thp.io/2008/urlwatch/

Info

January 2016 urlwatch 2.0 User Commands