I need to determine when a webpage that I'm browsing to was last updated.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Jeff Ingram, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Jeff Ingram

    Jeff Ingram Guest

    Hello,

    I need to determine when a webpage that I'm browsing to was last updated.
    Is there a utility that can give me this information? It's not a very
    popular website, just that of my high school alma matter. I'm using FireFox
    2.x

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
    Jeff Ingram, Jun 6, 2007
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  2. Jeff Ingram

    Dave Guest


    There is no obvious way of doing this, since the date of modification
    does not need to be stored.

    You could do it by periodically checking the web page and creating a
    'checksum' of the pages contents. If the page changes, even by a single
    character, the checksum would change.

    This would take me only a few minutes on a UNIX/Linux computer, using
    the utilities 'wget' (to download) and 'md5sum' (to generate a checksum)
    and a little script to do it.

    I would not know how to do it in vista, but i suspect it could be done
    the same way.
     
    Dave, Jun 8, 2007
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