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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/bin/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>

                                7 Januari 1997                     FTPWATCH(8)