Projects / sitescooper


Sitescooper automatically retrieves the stories from news websites, trims off extraneous HTML, and converts them into Plucker, iSilo, or Palm DOC format for later reading on-the-move. It will avoid stories you've already read, and can handle virtually any news site on the Web. Support for over 300 sites is included. Even if you don't have a handheld, it's still handy for simple website-to-text conversion.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  03 Jun 2001 22:34

    Release Notes: This is a stable release. There are lots of new site files, and Plucker is now supported.

    •  28 Sep 2000 16:15

      Release Notes: The home page has moved to and will be disappearing soon. Lots of new sites were added, bugs were fixed, and speed was improved. Sites are now distributed separately for RPMs and DEBs. A referrer header is now sent with requests.

      •  18 May 2000 22:26

        Release Notes: Version 2.2.8 has 230 sites supported, lots of fixes for esoteric things like URLProcess, redirection, layouts, exclusions, and alt tags.

        •  08 May 2000 20:04

          Release Notes: Support for comics (needs registered iSilo viewer to view images), new .deb files, a fix for a bug which caused sitescooper not to get any sites under some setups, better builtin support for KPilot, JPilot, and gnome-pilot, and some new sites.

          •  25 Feb 2000 17:40

            Release Notes: A Debian package is now available. Other changes include easier installation, experimental support for parallel downloads using LWP::Parallel, and better built-in support for installing files to Palm using whatever Hotsync software may be available.

            Recent comments

            13 Sep 2002 09:59 ick

            Has the website gone down/dns etc

            Have checked from both my work machine and home dns appears to have timeout - though dns works for other sites


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