Track down bad links with Linkchecker

linkchecker websites

There’s this neat little tool to track down dead links in websites that I used a couple years ago and then somehow forgot about, LinkChecker.

Install with

sudo pip install linkchecker

note you need to specify use --check-extern to check extern URLs., but even checking internal ones helps tremendously.

A note, with a website I generated with Jekyll at, I’ll need to run


No trailing backslashes! Include the backslashses, and you’ll get output that suggests the check was successful, even if it should not be.

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