May 26, 2018

Checkbot – a WWW link verifier

Checkbot is a perl5 script which can verify links within a region of the World Wide Web. It checks all pages within an identified region, and all links within that region. After checking all links within the region, it will also check all links which point outside of the region, and then stop.

Checkbot regularly writes reports on its findings, including all servers found in the region, and all links with problems on those servers.

Checkbot was written originally to check a number of servers at once. This has implied some design decisions, so you might want to keep that in mind when making suggestions. Speaking of which, be sure to check the TODO file for things which have been suggested for Checkbot.

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