Provided by: ftpwatch_1.21+nmu1_all bug


       ftpwatch - Notifies you of changes on remote ftp servers




       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.


       -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


       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:


       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:



       Hakan Ardo <>

                                          7 Januari 1997                              FTPWATCH(8)