Provided by: urlwatch_2.25-1_all bug


       urlwatch - Monitor webpages and command output for changes


       urlwatch [options] [JOB ...]


       urlwatch  is  intended to help you watch changes in webpages and get notified (via e-mail,
       in your terminal or through various third party  services)  of  any  changes.  The  change
       notification will include the URL that has changed and a unified diff of what has changed.

       See  urlwatch-intro(7)  for a quick start guide and tutorial, and urlwatch-cookbook(7) for
       usage recipes and tricks.

       This manpage describes the CLI tool.

       positional arguments:

              JOB    index of job(s) to run, as numbered according to  the  --list  command.   If
                     none are specified, then all jobs will be run.

       optional arguments:

              -h, --help
                     show this help message and exit

                     show program's version number and exit

              -v, --verbose
                     show debug output

       files and directories:

              --urls FILE
                     read job list (URLs) from FILE

              --config FILE
                     read configuration from FILE

              --hooks FILE
                     use FILE as module

              --cache FILE
                     use FILE as cache database


                     Enter password for SMTP (store in keyring)

                     Enter password for XMPP (store in keyring)

                     List telegram chats the bot is joined to

              --test-reporter REPORTER
                     Send a test notification

       job list management:

              --list list jobs

              --add JOB
                     add job (key1=value1,key2=value2,...)

              --delete JOB
                     delete job by location or index

              --test-filter JOB
                     test filter output of job by location or index

              --test-diff-filter JOB
                     test  diff  filter  output  of  job  by  location or index (needs at least 2

              --dump-history JOB
                     dump historical cached data for a job

       interactive commands ($EDITOR/$VISUAL):

              --edit edit URL/job list

                     edit configuration file

                     edit hooks script


                     list supported jobs/filters/reporters

                     remove old cache entries


              Configured job and filter list, see urlwatch-jobs(5) and urlwatch-filters(5)

              Global and reporter settings, see urlwatch-config(5) and urlwatch-reporters(5)

              A Python 3 module that can implement new job types, filters and reporters

              A SQLite 3 database (minidb) that contains the state history of jobs (for diffing)


       urlwatch-intro(7),   urlwatch-cookbook(7),    urlwatch-deprecated(7),    urlwatch-jobs(5),
       urlwatch-filters(5), urlwatch-config(5), urlwatch-reporters(5)


       Thomas Perl <>




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