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hii everyone,

i want to go for link validation of websites,is anybody having any idea about the good link checker tools?

open source or licensed no matter..because i have used a number of open source tools in this regard

and i'm shocked each tool have its own response...some of them are xenu,w3c checker,link validator etc..

so i'm so confused about the best one...

plz help me in this regard..





Atulya Krishna Mishra

QA-Times Group


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LinkChecker is the good tool to check links on the webpages.

Given below are the features :

  • recursive and multithreaded checking
  • output in colored or normal text, HTML, SQL, CSV, XML or a sitemap graph in different formats
  • HTTP/1.1, HTTPS, FTP, mailto:, news:, nntp:, Telnet and local file links support
  • restriction of link checking with regular expression filters for URLs
  • proxy support
  • username/password authorization for HTTP and FTP and Telnet
  • honors robots.txt exclusion protocol
  • Cookie support
  • HTML and CSS syntax check
  • Antivirus check
  • Different interfaces: command line, GUI and web interface


Hi saritha,

Give me the link for LinkChecker pl




thanks vivek,

for your timely reply..

xenu is good no doubt in that bcz i have already used it..

but go for the link checker also..its also rich in features..

thanks sarita..

for your quick response ..i have did the testing using w3c link checker not with the

link checker 7.1 i found it quite good..



for broken link you can test with xenu ,or page link checker which will be downloaded and install it. when you want to check page first go to tool and on page link checker

For xenu you type link url and run it will generate report 

one more i have found is ssw link auditor..


rich in features..

plz go through it..

Hi Atulya Krishna Mishra,


How can test broken links and download the tool and got lot of information

can u guide me pl?




hiii gopi...

for xenu go for


download it ,install the setup and simply put the url which u wan to test for broken link..

it work on the record and run mode..just run it..

it will automatically generate the result..


all the best..

Hello Krishna

see the attachment about results

and how i need 2 understand??


hii gopi..

click on new button..

am pop up window will be generated..

simply enter your url of  the web and click on start..

hereby find the attachment..of this process..

Hi Krishna,
Same way i tried


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