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Posted on 2007-11-14
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I have some broken links according to Google's webmaster tools.. having a heck of a time finding the pages that these links are broken on.  I was thinking of trying to search from inside Linux on the shell.. is there a way to search every file in a directory for these urls...for example..

/domain  <-- directory of the domain & all the files

http://domain.com/file.phps




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by:bayesianmind
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I would probably approach this from a client side instead of a server side. After all, there may be files that exist but are inaccessible because of a server misconfiguration. Also, there are tools to do this already clientside, where as doing this from the linux console is a less common scenario.

Here is one such program: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html (I'm guessing your workstation is windows, if not we can find some linux tools to do this too)
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Ya I've been using Web Link Validator, and Xenu

I just can't seem to locate where some of these files are.. (those two client) side programs do not find the files with these broken links.... (they find thousands of links, 99.9% good) somehow google is finding about 10-15 bad ones.
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If the client tools find all valid links then you are fine, as there is no way a customer could get a broken link. Google's algorithm is probably finding a broken link a customer would never get.
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