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Old 09-26-2015, 04:29 AM   #16
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Hi,

slackchlog officially available from SBo: slackchlog

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Old 11-05-2015, 09:09 AM   #17
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Hi,

I love bringing my thread to the top of the page

To the point:
1. Has any one tried slackchlog?
2. What is your experience?

I didn't mention it anywhere explicitly, but the tool also verifies the MD5 of the downloaded ChangeLog (I mention it now to increase the download rate and self esteem; too bad I don't have hit counter, so I'm going to assume it has some 500k/day downloads, boy, that feels good).

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Old 11-22-2015, 04:37 PM   #18
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I set this up as a cronjob to create a feed for my news reader. I thought about using it with conky, but figured the news reader would be simpler. This way also required less software to be installed.

Thanks for your work on this software!
 
Old 11-23-2015, 06:42 AM   #19
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@mralk3, no offense meant to atelszewski for his project, but there are rss feeds available on slackbuilds for the changelog. This could be beneficial if you use a web-based newsreader and don't want to share your local output publically.

http://slackbuilds.org/mirror/rss/
 
Old 11-23-2015, 07:10 AM   #20
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Or simply:

Code:
lynx slackware.com
 
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:04 AM   #21
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Or simply:

Code:
lynx slackware.com
That's how I've been doing it for years. I have them bookmarked, so I fire up lynx, and type `v' (multi-bookmarks) followed by `p' and press enter (or `j' to get the ARM one [vi bindings]) with a final ^F to get to where the meat is. Maybe I'll have a look at slackchlog, it seems pretty advanced and sophisticated.
 
Old 11-23-2015, 10:21 AM   #22
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Hi,

@mralk3 I'm happy to hear that you find the tool useful or at least you tried it.

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@mralk3, no offense meant to atelszewski for his project, but there are rss feeds available on slackbuilds for the changelog. This could be beneficial if you use a web-based newsreader and don't want to share your local output publically.

http://slackbuilds.org/mirror/rss/
Probably if I new about feeds available at SBo, I wouldn't write the tool. But I didn't know I had bad experience with another ChangeLog RSS feed (don't remember the address now) that sometimes was present and sometimes not, etc. and this oddity made me write my own super ultra reliable tool... Naturally, the feeds at SBo are going to behave well.

Still, slackchlog is not only for RSS, but also for terminal addicts

Anyways, to all of you that use the tool, please let me know how it does its job.

And last, but not least, I learned the hard way that BASH is not always the right language to do the things. You might have a look at the comments in the source code...

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Code:
lynx slackware.com
You could also do:
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BROWSER="your favorite browser"
$BROWSER slackware.com


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Maybe I'll have a look at slackchlog, it seems pretty advanced and sophisticated.
Damn, I tried to keep it stupid simple (but not simpler). It has grown a little bit from the initial 1-liner, but the objective was to satisfy command line, GUI and crontab fans all in the same script. Anyway, it's pretty simple piece of code.

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Old 11-23-2015, 10:26 AM   #23
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I've been using one of the modifications on the first page ever since this thread was new, its nice being able to get a quick glance at any changes with one command. I have also changed it a little to track AlienBob's multilib...
 
Old 11-23-2015, 10:41 AM   #24
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@mralk3, no offense meant to atelszewski for his project, but there are rss feeds available on slackbuilds for the changelog. This could be beneficial if you use a web-based newsreader and don't want to share your local output publically.

http://slackbuilds.org/mirror/rss/
I searched everywhere for this link but couldn't find it. Thanks!
 
Old 11-23-2015, 11:59 AM   #25
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I searched everywhere for this link but couldn't find it. Thanks!
It took me a bit too. I don't think SBo publicizes it and I don't think slackware.com supports them. I ended up finding links to it on slackwiki's site.

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Probably if I new about feeds available at SBo, I wouldn't write the tool. But I didn't know I had bad experience with another ChangeLog RSS feed (don't remember the address now) that sometimes was present and sometimes not, etc. and this oddity made me write my own super ultra reliable tool... Naturally, the feeds at SBo are going to behave well.
Your tool definitely does fill a nice void. It makes it easy to check the latest changelogs when you aren't using an rss reader. Plus, heaven forbid, in case SBo goes down, you'll still have an easy tool to check for feeds, and from the terminal, no less
 
  


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