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charities.cron

charities.cron is a cron script in the gawk language to frequent the various charity sites affiliated with thehungersite.com and freedonation.com. These sites enable Web users to donate food, health care, and other goods simply by clicking on a link. The sites generally count one click per IP address per day; by making this a daily cron job, you can cause thousands of dollars to be donated to charity each year.

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  •  24 May 2002 04:18

    Release Notes: Reincorporated support for certain charity sites affiliated with thehungersite.com that are back in service, added a thorough debugging option, and fixed the temporary file security hole that had plagued previous versions.

    •  25 Aug 2001 12:19

      Release Notes: This version comments out support for the charity sites affiliated with greatergood.com and thehungersite.com, which are not currently operational and will cause lynx to return errors. Should these sites come back online, support for them will be restored. Freedonation.com support is still present. The silver lining to this change is that the current version avoids a tempfile security hole created by the older code.

      •  22 Dec 2000 11:11

        Release Notes: This release includes support for freedonation.com, a fix for a possible security flaw that could be made to execute malicious code on the charity Web sites, a fix for a bug that could leave tempfiles undeleted, and compatbility with newer versions of Lynx that require a terminal.

        •  03 Dec 2000 01:36

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          23 May 2002 22:24 sachsmachine

          Re: Thehungersite.com is down
          It's partially back up now, and a new version has been
          created.

          25 Aug 2001 02:40 sachsmachine

          Thehungersite.com is down
          I'm sorry to report that a number of sites affiliated with Greatergood.com (including thehungersite.com, the original inspiration for this program) are now no longer operating. Some of them are expected to return online at some point in the near future, at which point I'll post an updated version of the script to handle any changes. Until then, however, you're likely to get error messages from cron telling you that the sites are inaccessible.

          Freedonation.com, on the other hand, still seems to be going strong.

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