Provided by: urlwatch_2.25-1_all bug


       urlwatch-config - Configuration of urlwatch behavior


       urlwatch --edit-config


       The  global configuration for urlwatch contains basic settings for the generic behavior of
       urlwatch as well as the reporters.


       In addition to always reporting changes (which is the whole point of  urlwatch),  urlwatch
       by  default  reports  newly-added  (new)  pages  and  errors (error).  You can change this
       behavior in the display section of the configuration:

            new: true
            error: true
            unchanged: false
            empty-diff: true

       If you set unchanged to true, urlwatch will always report all pages that are  checked  but
       have not changed.

       The  empty-diff  settings  control  what  happens  if a page is changed, but due to e.g. a
       diff_filter the diff is reduced to the empty string. If set to true, urlwatch will  report
       an (empty) change. If set to false, the change will not be included in the report.

   Filter changes are not applied for unchanged
       Due  to  the  way  the  filtered  output  is  stored, unchanged will always report the old
       contents with the filters at the time of retrieval, meaning that any changes you do to the
       filter  of  a  job will not be visible in the unchanged report. When the page changes, the
       new filter will be applied.

       For  this  reason,  unchanged  cannot  be  used  to  test  filters,  you  should  use  the
       --test-filter  command  line  option  to  apply  your  current  filter to the current page


       See urlwatch-reporters(5) on the available reporters.

       Here is an example configuration that reports on standard output in color, as well as HTML
       e-mail using sendmail:

              details: true
              footer: true
              line_length: 75
              diff: unified
              enabled: true
              method: sendmail
                  path: /usr/sbin/sendmail
              from: ''
              to: ''
              html: true
              subject: '{count} changes: {jobs}'
              color: true
              enabled: true

       Any reporter-specific configuration must be below the report key in the configuration.

       Configuration  settings  like  text,  html  and  markdown will apply to all reporters that
       derive from that reporter (for example, the stdout reporter uses  text,  while  the  email
       reporter with html: true set uses html).


       If  you  want  to change some settings for all your jobs, edit the job_defaults section in
       your config file:

              diff_tool: wdiff
              ignore_connection_errors: true

       The above config file sets all jobs to use wdiff as diff tool, and all url jobs to  ignore
       connection errors.

       The possible sub-keys to job_defaults are:

       • all: Applies to all your jobs, independent of its kind

       • shell: Applies only to shell jobs (with key command)

       • url: Applies only to url jobs (with key url)

       • browser: Applies only to browser jobs (with key navigate)

       See jobs about the different job kinds and what the possible keys are.




       urlwatch(1), urlwatch-reporters(5), urlwatch-intro(7), urlwatch-cookbook(7)


       2022 Thomas Perl