[Techtalk] website link checking that does orphans?

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Mon Apr 13 00:10:32 UTC 2015

A. Mani writes:
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 2:39 AM, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> > I need something where I can give it a URL, say,
> > http://localhost/index.html, plus a directory, say, /var/www/htdocs
> > or ~/public_html, and have it start at the URL, go through and
> > spider everything accessible from there, and give me a report on
> > broken links on the website, plus orphaned files in the directory
> > that aren't accessed from the website. Bonus points if I can control
> > whether it reports on broken links from external websites, or only
> > broken links within localhost.
> KLinkStatus
> it can be scripted too.

Argh! On my system, trying to install it would install 99 (!)
packages and 190 MB, and that's just the required packages, not
recommends or suggests. I'll keep it in mind if I can't find
anything else -- thanks for the recommendation! -- but I'm hoping
I can find something a little more lightweight.


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