ToledoForum Forum Checker
AboutToledoForum is a small Perl script written by Davy Preuveneers that checks for new messages on Toledo discussion forums. It allows professors and teaching assistants to no longer check each hour of the day to see if students have posted new messages. When an email address is provided (see source of script), it will send an email if new unread messages are available.
The script requires the WWW::Mechanize and Crypt::SSLeay Perl packages, and is made available under the GPL license.
Latest versionDownload here: ToledoForum.pl (version 1.7)
UsageRun as follows: perl ToledoForum.pl
The script will first ask for a username, password. It will then show an overview of course ids and ask which course you would like to check. These parameters can also be specified at the command line or in a configuration file.
Optional parameters: ToledoForum.pl [user] [password] [courseid] [mailto] [mailserver]
Another possibility is to fill in these values directly in the ToledoForum script. The only mandatory information is the user, password and courseid. If not specified in the script or at the command line, the script will prompt you for this information. The mailto and mailserver parameters are optional and can be omitted if you do not want mail notification.
Yet another possibility is create a configuration file with the name $HOME/.ToledoForum in your home folder with the following content:
Overview Course IDs 2004-2005
Change HistoryThis section contains a list of all changes starting after the first release of ToledoForum.
ToledoForum v1.7c (November 17, 2006) download
ToledoForum v1.6c (April 24, 2006) download
ToledoForum v1.6b (October 20, 2005) download
ToledoForum v1.6 (October 20, 2005) download
ToledoForum v1.5 (August 2, 2005) download
ToledoForum v1.4 (April 27, 2005) download
ToledoForum v1.3 (October 19, 2004) download
ToledoForum v1.2 (August 15, 2004) download
ToledoForum v1.1 (August 12, 2004) download
ToledoForum v1.0 (August 8, 2004) download
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Last updated: June 2nd, 2010
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