Web Based

Craigslist Watcher

automatic notification of free stuff

I decided I wanted to play around with trying to host my own server, but I needed a computer to do this with. I started watching the free stuff section of Craigslist. I quickly realized this should be automated, so I wrote craigslist-watcher which just sets up a cron job to go scrape the free stuff page, identify any new offers that match my criteria (in this case, computers), and then pop up a notification.

example notification

Set it up through a simple commandline interface.

$ cron.rb comp  # tell it to watch for /comp/i
$ cron.rb       # turn it off
$ crontab -l    # list cron jobs