You could write a script that FTP's to the server and uses the list
command to get the filestamp of the file and compare it to a filestamp
locally.

-ryan

On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 04:58:49 +0900, Randy Lawrence <jm / zzzzzzzzzzzz.com> wrote:
> Has anyone already implemented a ruby script to check if a new ruby
> snapshot is available?  Would be neat if it could do this without
> downloading the snapshot.
> 
> It seems the Ruby 1.8.1 snapshot is updated fairly frequently and the
> download page doesn't indicate the date/time stamp (so we periodically
> download, untar, ungzip and examine the timestamps manually).
> 
>