How to Track Changes on Websites without RSS or Mail Subscription
How to track changes on web sites which do not offer RSS feeds or email subscriptions.
To keep up to date with software releases, updates on products, or whatever I usually use e-mail and RSS. Still miss you Google Reader!
But some websites do not offer email alerts or RSS feeds. Here I found a solution the other day. Thanks to the Self-Hosted Sub on Reddit.
Say hello 👋 to Changedetection which will show you the diff of the website you are tracking:
You can add sites, customize the check interval, configure various notifications (I did set up Gmail) and even subscribe to the RSS feed for your sites!
Awesome I say!
You can just easily run it on your local machine, does not need to be on a server, if you are fine with checking only when the machine is on.
Here is the
docker-compose.yaml I am using:
version: '3' services: changedetection: image: ghcr.io/dgtlmoon/changedetection.io container_name: changedetection hostname: changedetection volumes: - /data/docker/changedetection/data:/datastore environment: - PUID=1000 - PGID=1000 ports: - 5000:5000 restart: unless-stopped
There is a more extensive example with good comments on their GitHub. Check them out!
I am running Changedetection on my Odroid HC4 and have setup E-Mail notifications via gmail. Super useful!
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