Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates setup packages.
What is Ketarin?
Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes. As opposed to other tools, Ketarin is not meant to keep your system up-to-date (like a package manager), but rather to maintain a compilation of all important setup packages which can then be burned to disc or put on a USB stick.
-- How does it work? Basically, it monitors the content of web pages for changes and downloads files to a specified location. There is a tutorial explaining it all. Currently, you can either rely on a service based on FileHippo, or you can define your own rules, even using regular expressions (for advanced users). A similar application, for monitoring web pages, is "Webmon" and has sometimes served as guide.
-- Note Supports regex expansion.
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- 5 Open Issues
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CategoryOS & Utilities
Lists containing KetarinWindows Apps • Software and App Discovery • Windows • Software catalog & Installation system
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I haven't really found anything that replaces Ketarin. Great for techs that try to keep their software tools updated so that if they do an on-site call at a place with slow or no internet, they still have up-to-date tools. The only caveat is that it is not easy to use with most sites OTHER THAN Filehippo. If it worked with, say, the bleepingcomputer.com download section that would be great.
Every once in a while it stops working with Filehippo and we have to wait until the author gets around to updating it. This last time it took a while, and after it was updated I had to update some of my Filehippo IDs with new(?) URLs.
Ketarin is so good:
That it is the only update manager, other than ninite's simple web one, I trust for my releases
That you can trust it to NOT infect your users
That file Hippo doesnt slap them with a defamation suit, if fact Ketarin makes them MORE popular
Thats its under 4.5mb: You can include in in your projects, with the authors express permission
That it has an Italian How Too guide on http://www.megalab.it, here and MEGALAB is huge in Italy
[Edited by aazard, October 15]
automatic updates and optional install setup packages by monitoring web pages. I like it!
Amazingly simple and useful, other ones I have tried are full of bloat. Ketarin does what it says on the box perfectly
I have been waiting for something like this for a long time, i used ninite for a while but didn't really like it. Ketarin does what it says perfectly.
I was waiting for years for something like this. If you are administrator and do lot of installs, this soft just rocks!