Monitoring Git repo changes by e-mail ...
Now this is no doubt reinveinting the wheel, but I didn't find anything suiting me when doing a search for git monitoring tools and once I'd figured out the git commands it was a pretty simple matter to implement this very short bash script.
I posted github_monitor to my github account.
I wanted something which could be invoked under cron and notify me of changes, including source code, to a git repository as it gets updated. This of course could mean a lot of traffic so I decided to start to use it on a small repository - DevStack - and see how it goes.
Another little step on the road to OpenStack.
This is a similar approach to my web scraper way of doing things, detecting changes and mailing the results.
Using the script is described here: https://github.com/mjbright/git_monitor/blob/master/README.md
Hope this is of use to someone ...