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Re: CPAN Recent, Savior

by princepawn (Parson)
on Apr 27, 2001 at 23:35 UTC ( #76241=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to CPAN Recent, Savior

There is an alternative search engine to CPAN for which a CPAN-weekly mailing list has been setup. We are beta-testing it right now.

You can email the maintainer of the website and beta-test along with us!

Alternatively, here is a "perl" script which you can put in your cron and get a weekly text/plain email of cpan.org/RECENT.html. I quoted Perl above because I am leveraging both mail and lynx and external technologies instead of writing a Pure perl script.

#!/usr/bin/perl $ENV{TERM}='vt100'; $recent_file='/tmp/RECENT.txt'; $email_file='/tmp/ARRIVALS.txt'; $email_recipient_list='princepawn@yahoo.com'; system "lynx -dump http://www.cpan.org/RECENT.html > $recent_file"; open T, $recent_file; while (<T>) { /(authors.*readme$)/ && push @readme, $1; } `echo "" > $email_file`; for $readme (sort @readme) { my $url = "http://www.cpan.org/$readme"; warn $url; system "lynx -dump $url > X"; system "echo $url >>$email_file"; system "head -5 X >>$email_file"; system "echo >>$email_file; echo >>$email_file"; } `cat $email_file | mail $email_recipient_list`;

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