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Re: [avr-chat] Automated access for document revision queries?

From: Ruud Vlaming
Subject: Re: [avr-chat] Automated access for document revision queries?
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:30:10 +0000
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Thanks for the suggestion. I solved this with the timestamp
option in wget. It is not exactly the revision date, but close
enough. Now i can run the script every month and get an overview
of relevants updates for me. It is already quite nice Atmel simply
numbers it documents and keeps them in one place.


On Sunday 13 February 2011, Erik Christiansen wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 08:36:48AM +0000, Ruud Vlaming wrote:
> > To bad, i have 91 documents (appnotes, datasheets etc) which i need
> > to check. I guess i have to do that manually now. 
> Ruud, if nothing else is available, then a small amount of scripting
> might help? If the documents were grouped in directories by project,
> then an elementary shell script with a wget invocation for each document
> could fetch a fresh project set each time you return to that project.
> To avoid the need to even compare dates between the old and the new (in
> a download directory, unless overwriting regardless) the script could
> also flag which files have changed.
> Since most embedded projects use chips from multiple vendors, something
> like that would probably be easier than trying to whip all the vendors
> into line.
> While email reporting of failed downloads could later be added, it's
> easier to occasionally glance at its progress manually, to begin with.
> I'd rather do that than check 91 documents manually. (Don't like
> repetition; haven't watched TV since 1991, because of the ads.)
> Erik

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