CHECKURL is a free URL checker for Windows and OS/2. It will validate all external links (ones that begin with "http://" or "ftp://") contained within html pages to ensure that the links are still valid. One of the biggest problems with linking to other sites is that either whole sites or some of their pages disappear quite frequently! We have all seen sites with lots of links, most of which don't work.
There are many options such as spreading link checking for a large number of links over a period of time.
The program is quite intelligent about detecting page movements and does not simply rely on server 301 or 302 return codes. You can also configure some of the "hidden" moves done by some sites as being acceptable so you won't have warning messages which you always ignore.
This program can also check Windows shortcuts and OS/2 Workplace shell objects. Under windows this means that validating "Favorites" and similar directory trees of URL objects is easy. There is a PPWIZARD header file available to create commented links from these OS/2 or Windows URL objects allowing fairly simple drag and drop creation of html links pages which can have extensive comments (have a look at my links they were all created this way - you can remove/modify virtually everything).
If you also use my free html preprocessor (PPWIZARD) then it can also tell you where in which source files the URLs exist (not just the location in the html).
Unlike some other similar programs the output is relatively uncluttered and easy to read and errors can be logged into an error file.
Some other ppwizard pages you might be interested in:
Friday July 11 2014 at 7:16pm