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I need to be able to find out if a specific site exists via the Windows CLI.
At first I was just using ping.
ping www.google.com
that shows me that www.google.com exists. But if I try say:
ping www.google.com/linux
then I get a "host not found" error even though I know that www.google.com/linux exists.

So obviously ping will not work. In the end I am trying to write a .BAT file where I can put in a domain name and it will automatically check if certain things exist. Like I can put in www.example.com and it will check for the existence of:
www.example.com/scripts
www.example.com/flash
www.example.com/old

What would be the best tool or technique to do this with? It has to be from the windows command line and I have to be able to automate it. I am not averse to downloading small utilities to call from the script but they have to be free and/or open source.

Thanks.
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ping uses ICMP and you are trying to use HTTP/..

you need wget for windows.   http://wget.techknight.com/

then you can run

wget http://wget.techknight.com/test.htm


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Awesome. Using "wget --spider -nv" does pretty much what I need. Thanks!
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Np, have a good one.
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