Simple perl script to automatically update Wordpress plugins at frequent intervals
This is just a simple perl script that I created to help me keep Wordpress plugins updated. I have 7 Wordpress sites on a VPS, and find it tedious to update them one after another, after getting notifications in my mailbox. As a perl script it is nothing spectacular, and is in fact one of my first perl scripts. Perl gurus, go easy on me, please.
What does it do? It takes command line arguments for the plugin directories, and calls up Wordpress.org, parses the html, and if a newer plugin version is found, downloads and updates the intalled plugin.
If you find it useful, any suggestions and critique would be nice. It's GPL3 and any additions/enhancements would be welcome.
The script can be run as cron jobs to make maintaining your plugins easy.
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