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Linklint – fast html link checker in Perl

Posted in Perl, Technology by engtech on April 19, 2006

Linklint – fast html link checker

I've used this tool for checking intranet HTML documentation I took over that was poorly maintained. It will generate a summary like the following as well generating HTML results that show all of the missing links, etc.

Linklint found 196 files in 3 directories and checked 136 html files. There were 41 missing files. 27 files had broken links.
119 errors, 5 warnings.

found 3 directories with files
found 1 default index
found 135 html files
found 51 image files
found 9 other files
found 9 http links
found 8 mailto links
found 1 file link
found 377 named anchors
—– 1 action skipped
—– 88 orphans
warn 5 warnings
ERROR 37 missing html files
ERROR 4 missing other files
ERROR 78 missing named anchors

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  1. engtech said, on April 27, 2006 at 11:14 am

    Here are some common options I use

    linklint-2.3.5 -host machinename -http /@ -doc output_dir -limit 25000 -redirect

    A couple of gotchas:

    The default limit is 500, so you will most likely need to increase it.

    If the website you are spidering uses symbolic links then you will need the -redirect option to follow them.

  2. engtech said, on April 27, 2006 at 11:30 am

    Another (better) way to find broken symbolic links on a webserver is to use linkcheck.pl

    http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/04/27/linkcheck-and-biggestfile-bob-orlandos-unix-tools/

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