About URL Monitor
URL Monitor started in 2002 as the shell script check_page.sh to simply retrieve webpages, calculate an MD5 hash, compare it with the previous version
and if different, send out an email.
Along the way features were added such as:
- support for BSD-variants (initial development was done on Linux and OpenBSD)
- URL names, to allow nicer reporting
- universal diff in email
- storing versions on file
- timeouts, proxying, comments
- regular expression for parts of page to exclude
If you have any feature requests, questions or comments, please use the contact page.