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.\" Copyright (C) 1997 Hakan Ardo <hakan@debian.org>
.\" May be distributed under the GNU General Public License
.TH FTPWATCH 8 "7 Januari 1997"
.SH NAME
ftpwatch \- Notifies you of changes on remote ftp servers
.SH SYNOPSIS
ftpwatch
.SH DESCRIPTION
.I 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:
.PP
    47 5    * * 7 /usr/bin/ftpwatch
.PP
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.
.IR diff (1)
is invoked to find any changes since last run. If any are found, the 
output of diff is mailed to the user.
.SH OPTIONS
-d<opt> passes the options in <opt> to diff when invoked to generate the 
change-repport sent to the user.
.PP
-p run ftp in passive mode
.SH 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:
.PP
    <Host>:<File>
.PP
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:
.PP
    <Host>:R:<File>
.PP
.SH AUTHOR
.nf
Hakan Ardo <hakan@debian.org>