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Is there a web application which I can use for monitoring a web directory? I would like to use get a notification (RSS feed or email) when a new pdf file is added into this web directory.

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Have you tried a web search for "web site monitor"? There are several services out there that will watch a page for changes. – Al E. Mar 5 '13 at 14:03
Yes, I tried e.g Montastic, but my requirement is not to monitor if the site is up and running but get a notification when a directory is updated with new content. – jrara Mar 5 '13 at 14:05
"web site change monitor" then. Here's one: – Al E. Mar 5 '13 at 15:40

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If your webserver supports some scripting language (e.g. PHP), a simple script could create an RSS feed for you. You only need to be able to list the newest top N files in that folder.

Update: You can write some code to get the page you linked, and parse it to get the information you require, then build an RSS feed from that. Note that when indexing in that folder is disabled, it will no longer work.

Update 2: This question mentions feed43 and rsspect.

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I'm not administrating that web server, I'm just trying to consume the information they provide: read the pdf-files this magazine publishes and get notified when a new pdf file is published. – jrara Mar 5 '13 at 12:56
Answer updated. – pritaeas Mar 5 '13 at 13:32
Yes, thanks, but I was looking for a web app for this, not just writing a custom code for this. I do not to write my own code, because I think there should be an app for this. – jrara Mar 5 '13 at 13:40
Perhaps one of the tools mentioned in this feed43 question can provide what you want. – pritaeas Mar 5 '13 at 15:00

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