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Re: check web links

>>"Brandon" == Brandon Mitchell <bhmit1@mail.wm.edu> writes:

Brandon> On Fri, 3 Oct 1997, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

>> Does anyone know a script or pgrogram for linux to check all the
>> links at a web site? I found an ancient and seemingly buggy script
>> on sunsite, but that was all.

Brandon> Mom Spider.  Hard to find, but worth the trouble.  It's a
Brandon> perl script.

	Oooh, some else that used MOM spider. I had a much hacked
 version converted to Perl 5, with the new libraries and all, which
 should still be available from somewhere in the physics department at
 umass -- unfortunately, I no longer have a copy since NT ate my old
 hard drive; and I have forgotten where it was in the physics
 department (Susan Klienman, are you listening? do you still have
 contacts with the physics dept?)

	I liked that program. I contributed the code to the authors,
 but they seemed no longer interested in it (they wrote the original
 for a paper, I think).

 Even if you aren't in doubt, consider the mental welfare of the
 person who has to maintain the code after you, and who will probably
 put parens in the wrong place.  --Larry Wall in the perl man page
Manoj Srivastava               <url:mailto:srivasta@acm.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

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