WebSec - A Web Secretary

What is WebSec?

WebSec is a program to go over a list of sites that you provide and check if any of the sites changed. It can then send e-mail on a change and even send the HTML with the changes highlighted.


In the Savannah project file section.

The latest versions are:


Are there any dependencies?

Only Perl 5 and LWP module which should be standard with all Perl distributions.

How to install?

Simply unpack the archive and modify the config file to your hearts content. There is no GUI to configure this program, it's all in the text files.

How to use?

Just run the program and it will do its magic, the best mode would be to put it in a cron job for automatic daily work, this is great if you are connected all the time.

If you are connected by dialup, you may want to make it run automatically upon connection, how to do this is different between OSes & Distributions so exact instructions you will need to find on your own.

How do I get help? How do I help?

You can subscribe to the mailing list. Post messages to request help and offer help. You can suggest ideas and even provide patches to implement them :-)

Please share with us the web pages that you have monitored using Web Secretary, as well as tips and tricks for maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio.

There are several other facilities to help each other:


The original author is Chew Wei Yih (also known as Victor Chew), with the help of several contributors (see the README file).

Baruch Even picked up the program when it was mostly unmaintained to give it a new public home on Savannah.


Last modified by Baruch Even on 2003-05-11