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I have a text file with a column like this:

KB982665
KB981997
KB981322
KB979687

Is there a way (probably with a script in windows or linux) to find the dates each of these updates was published by Microsoft?

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Each KB should map to an address of the format http://support.microsoft.com/kb/XXXXXX

In the source of each page, the <HEAD> will contain a meta tag named Search.DateModified indicating the date time the article was updated.

<meta name="Search.DateModified" content="2011-06-10T16&#58;16&#58;00" />

This decodes (the &#58; is a URL encoded :) into 2011-06-10T16:16:00

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