Finding dead web links with Linkchecker


Article from Issue 67/2006

Linkchecker grooms your site to uncover references to missing pages.

If you manage a big Internet site, you are probably familiar with the problem of dead links. An external page at the end of a link can easily go offline, and when a user clicks the link, the browser jumps headlong into a black hole. This problem can be difficult to catch, unless you plan to spend all your spare time testing links at your own website. If you’re looking for a faster way to hunt for holes, try Linkchecker. The easiest way to install Linkchecker [1] is to use a prebuilt version. For RPM-based systems such as Suse or Fedora, an RPM package with the current version 3.3 and a source code archive is available from [2]. Users with Debian derivatives should check out the site at [3] or install Linkchecker by running apt-get install linkchecker.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

comments powered by Disqus

Direct Download

Read full article as PDF:

Linkchecker_3.3.pdf (267.15 kB)
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters