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Re: [opensuse] Determine modification time of remote (http) file
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 15:44:41 +0100
  • Message-id: <gkvf8p$ans$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:

Is there way to determine the last modification time of a file via
HTTP? Specifically, I'd like to not download or parse a very large RSS
file (300+ items) if it hasn't changed.

A conditional http get will do just that.


/Per Jessen, Zürich

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