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Author Topic: Is there a better site checker than Xenu?  (Read 4264 times)

barney

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Is there a better site checker than Xenu?
« on: April 15, 2011, 06:57:44 PM »
CC is asking me whether there's a better application for checking a site - broken links, invalid links, orphan pages & the like - than Xenu's LinkSleuth.  Frankly, I don't know.  I've used Xenu for years.  CC says he finds it confusing - as do I from time to time - and would like something ... better? ... simpler? ... easier?

Is there?  Something later, perhaps easier to configure?  Personally, I think he needs to get off his butt  :huh: and learn to configure the program, but I have thunk that about software in the past and been proved wrong  :o.

To amplify a bit, he has a site with a near myriad of pages, most of which are no longer in use.  He wants to figure out which ones to discard, which ones to save, which ones to relink ... the usual garbage collection for an older site.

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Re: Is there a better site checker than Xenu?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 07:36:32 PM »
I was using Xenu dozen times and I think it is very bad written software but... there is no other free option, unfortunately.

From my experience: has hardly usable reports and does not explain what "links depth" really mean. Is it for checking or parsing? There is also no parsing configuration and no recognize "soft 404" recognition. You cannot simply specify your own error pages.

I would truly appreciate better free (for commercial use) tool.

Sadly: since I have to check for broken link very rarely, I have not enough motivation to wrote my own tool for such purpose. Even if I know it would be pretty easy in C#.

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Re: Is there a better site checker than Xenu?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 08:01:24 PM »
FWIW LinkChecker is a free alternative you may want to try.
 
http://sourceforge.n...rojects/linkchecker/

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Re: Is there a better site checker than Xenu?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 10:51:20 PM »
K, thx ... I'll run LinkChecker by him, see if it suits him  :-\.

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Re: Is there a better site checker than Xenu?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 11:09:48 AM »

 
Hope that helps.