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Implementing Patches To Bots

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 06:23 PM

Hey guys,


I built a bot that scrapes values off a real estate site and every couple of months or so the page's url changes.


Is it possible to implement a patch to my bot or bots that I've already sold that reflects the new url of the page I want it to scrape? Like an update which automatically downloads when the bot starts.




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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:13 AM

You could either have an update to the bot where the user downloads a new version. Either by implementing a licensing system that checks for updates or by checking yourself. If you want to check yourself all you do is create a page on your site with the current version number. If the bots version is less it can download a new version.


Another way is to keep a version of just the url(s), the bot could check the version of that and download a new url file to store locally and use that in the bot.

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