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FTPWATCH

FTPWATCH

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 7 Januari 1997
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NAME

ftpwatch - Notifies you of changes on remote ftp servers  

SYNOPSIS

ftpwatch  

DESCRIPTION

ftpwatch is a program intended to be run as a cron job. Every user who wants to use it should install it into his crontab file. That is add something like:


    47 5    * * 7 /usr/sbin/ftpwatch

The user should then create a .ftpwatchrc file. If one is found the specifed files and directories in that file will be dired, and the result is stored as separate files in a .ftpwatch directory i the home directory. diff(1) is invoked to find any changes since last run. If any are found, the output of diff is mailed to the user.  

OPTIONS

-d<opt> passes the options in <opt> to diff when invoked to generate the change-repport sent to the user.

-p run ftp in passive mode  

CONFIGURATION FILES

Each user can place a .ftpwatchrc file in there home directories, listing the files or directories they are intrested in. The format is simpel. Each line of the file is of the following type:


    <Host>:<File>

Where <Host> is the hostname of the ftp server and <File> is the file or directory to watch. If you instead want to watch an entire directory structure recoursly you can add an R to the config line of the dir whoes subdirs you are intresed in, like this:


    <Host>:R:<File>

 

AUTHOR

Hakan Ardo <hakan@debian.org>



 

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