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3ast 12-20-2011 05:30 PM

Web scrapper and email
I am attempting to create a small script that would scan a web page for a few key words several times an hour and if finding a predetermined word would then email a portion of that page to a given email address. I am struggling as I don't know any kinda of programing very well. I thought maybe someone here may have seen an app that does this or would be able to throw a simple code together for me, or even would be able to direct me in the ways I should go to do so.

dugan 12-20-2011 06:14 PM

This is the implementation that immediately came to mind:


wget http://path/to/whatever.html
grep keyword whatever.html

(well, it downloads the page and checks for a keyword).

3ast 12-21-2011 03:38 PM

It also has to send an email containing part of that email.

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