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Old 03-04-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
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Program to get live updates

I want to get updates on some sites off which I regularly information from. What I would like to know if there's a program that can feed live updates to my desktop, something like what a news aggregator does. The difference here is that the program would have to login and then get the updates. Please advise.
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Your question is a bit vague, but it sounds like you could use 'wget' in a cron job to fetch from a URL on a regular basis. You would probably want to compare the newly fetched data to the last copy received, and if different, do 'the right thing', whatever you deem that to be. I can tell you that many system administrators will dislike you for doing this, especially if you are hitting the web server very frequently.

You might get more/better answers if you supplied a bit more detail about what you are trying to accomplish.

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Old 03-07-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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Sounds more like RSS or some sort of news ticker to me.


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