The URL list consists of one or more sections separated by newlines. You can have sections without a URL, they will update the defaults for all the subsequenet blocks. The Name and Prefix parameters are required as well as one of Email, EmailLink and Program. The rest are completely optional.
The following parameters (case-sensitive) are recognized in each section:
URL - URL of web page to monitor Name - Name of web site. Pages delivered to you will have the following format: "Name - Date (Day)" eg. "PC Magazine - 4 Sep 98 (Fri)" Prefix - Prefix of filenames for archive files of web pages created by Web Secretary. Email - Comma-delimited list of email addresses to send highlighted pages to. EmailLink - Comma-delimited list of email addresses to send URL of changed pages to. Program - application to call with the diff-file, special cases: "mozilla", pages are opened in new tabs, "konqueror", pages are opened using "kfmclient openURL" Auth - Authentication information in "username:password" format. Put "none" if no authentication needed. Diff - Put "none" if you want Web Secretary to always mail this page to you instead of checking for and highlighting changes in the page. Put "webdiff" if you want Web Secretary to check for changes. Put "htmldiff" to use a different implementation of HTML diff output. Note that you need to install the perl-modules Algorithm::Diff and HTML::Diff which are availabe on http://www.cpan.org/ for this to work. Hicolor - Color used to highlight new or changed content. Currently, four colors are defined. They are: blue, pink, yellow and grey. You can also supply your own HTML color tag in the form "#rrggbb". Ignore - Comma-delimited List of section names containing ignore keywords. There must be NO SPACES between delimiters and section names. The ignore sections and keywords are stored in a file called "ignore.list". IgnoreURL - Comma-delimited List of section names containing ignore URLs. There must be NO SPACES between delimiters and section names. The ignore sections and keywords are stored in a file called "ignore.list". AsciiMarker - If set to 1 it will add ascii markers around the changes so that highlighting is noticeable in text mode too. Useful for text MUAs users. Tmin - Every token containing <= Tmin words will not be highlighted for differences. Tmax - Every token containing >= Tmax words will not be checked for ignore keywords. Proxy - Specify proxy "http://your.proxy.here:portnum" if you are using one. (Alternatively, you can make use of the "http_proxy" environment variable) ProxyAuth - Specify proxy authentication in "username:password" format. The code for this feature was contributed by Volker Stampa. MailFrom - The E-Mail address to send mail from, this can be left empty and the user used to run websec will be used. ProgramDigest - If specified "true", websec does not open all changed pages separately with the application specified in "Program", but opens a summary page that contains links to all changed pages. Digest - true|false or yes|no. This works only if EmailLink is specified. It consolidates all the changed URLs and sends them in one email. UserAgent - The User-Agent that will be sent by the web client. This can be used to bypass servers that prevent access based on the user agent. DateFMT - Date format to use in e-mail messages, can be empty for no date. Set it to " - %Y-%m-%d" for ISO dates. This is perl format for dates. RandomWait - Websec waits for a random number of seconds between retries up to the value specified by the RandomWait keyword. This is to prevent websec from being blocked by websites that perform log analysis to find time similarities between requests.
Any line which begins with a '#' is treated as comment and ignored.
If a section does not contain a URL entry, the values provided will be treated as the default for the following sections.
# Defaults Auth = none Diff = webdiff Hicolor = blue Ignore = General,Date_Time IgnoreURL = Adverts Tmin = 1 Tmax = 10 Proxy = http://proxy.nus.edu.sg:8080 Email = email@example.com # Web page to monitor which does not require authentication URL = http://browserwatch.iworld.com/news.html Name = Browser Watch Prefix = browsewatch # New defaults with authentication information Auth = user:password # More web pages to monitor which requires authentication URL = http://www.infoworld.com Name = Infoworld Prefix = infoworld URL = http://developer.javasoft.com/ Name = Java Developer Central Prefix = jdc
Baruch Even <firstname.lastname@example.org> is maintaining this program.