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check broken links using wget as a spider

Terminal - check broken links using wget as a spider
wget --spider -o wget.log -e robots=off --wait 1 -r -p http://www.example.com
2011-04-05 13:42:14
User: lele
Functions: wget
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check broken links using wget as a spider

This will visit recursively all linked urls starting from the specified URL. It won't save anything locally and it will produce a detailed log.

Useful to find broken links in your site. It ignores robots.txt, so just use it on a site you own!

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What others think

Wget saves all URLs in memory. The memory consumption is quite large with this command for large sites!

Comment by sesom42 47 weeks ago

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