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Configuration file for LinkChecker.

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linkcheckerrc - configuration file for LinkChecker


linkcheckerrc is the configuration file for LinkChecker. The file is written in an INI- style format. The default file location is ~/.linkchecker/linkcheckerrc on Unix, %HOME‐ PATH%\.linkchecker\linkcheckerrc on Windows systems.


[checking] cookiefile=filename Read a file with initial cookie data. The cookie data format is explained in linkchecker(1). Command line option: --cookiefile localwebroot=STRING When checking absolute URLs inside local files, the given root directory is used as base URL. Note that the given directory must have URL syntax, so it must use a slash to join directories instead of a backslash. And the given directory must end with a slash. Command line option: none nntpserver=STRING Specify an NNTP server for news: links. Default is the environment variable NNTP_SERVER. If no host is given, only the syntax of the link is checked. Command line option: --nntp-server recursionlevel=NUMBER Check recursively all links up to given depth. A negative depth will enable infi‐ nite recursion. Default depth is infinite. Command line option: --recursion-level threads=NUMBER Generate no more than the given number of threads. Default number of threads is 100. To disable threading specify a non-positive number. Command line option: --threads timeout=NUMBER Set the timeout for connection attempts in seconds. The default timeout is 60 sec‐ onds. Command line option: --timeout aborttimeout=NUMBER Time to wait for checks to finish after the user aborts the first time (with Ctrl-C or the abort button). The default abort timeout is 300 seconds. Command line option: --timeout useragent=STRING Specify the User-Agent string to send to the HTTP server, for example "Mozilla/4.0". The default is "LinkChecker/X.Y" where X.Y is the current version of LinkChecker. Command line option: --user-agent sslverify=[0|1|filename] If set to zero disables SSL certificate checking. If set to one (the default) enables SSL certificate checking with the provided CA certificate file. If a file‐ name is specified, it will be used as the certificate file. Command line option: none maxrunseconds=NUMBER Stop checking new URLs after the given number of seconds. Same as if the user stops (by hitting Ctrl-C or clicking the abort buttin in the GUI) after the given number of seconds. The default is not to stop until all URLs are checked. Command line option: none maxnumurls=NUMBER Maximum number of URLs to check. New URLs will not be queued after the given number of URLs is checked. The default is to queue and check all URLs. Command line option: none maxrequestspersecond=NUMBER Limit the maximum number of requests per second to one host. allowedschemes=NAME[,NAME...] Allowed URL schemes as comma-separated list. [filtering] ignore=REGEX (MULTILINE) Only check syntax of URLs matching the given regular expressions. Command line option: --ignore-url ignorewarnings=NAME[,NAME...] Ignore the comma-separated list of warnings. See WARNIGS for the list of supported warnings. Command line option: none internlinks=REGEX Regular expression to add more URLs recognized as internal links. Default is that URLs given on the command line are internal. Command line option: none nofollow=REGEX (MULTILINE) Check but do not recurse into URLs matching the given regular expressions. Command line option: --no-follow-url checkextern=[0|1] Check external links. Default is to check internal links only. Command line option: --checkextern [authentication] entry=REGEX USER [PASS] (MULTILINE) Provide different user/password pairs for different link types. Entries are a triple (URL regex, username, password) or a tuple (URL regex, username), where the entries are separated by whitespace. The password is optional and if missing it has to be entered at the commandline. If the regular expression matches the checked URL, the given user/password pair is used for authentication. The commandline options -u and -p match every link and therefore override the entries given here. The first match wins. At the moment, authentication is used/needed for http[s] and ftp links. Command line option: -u, -p loginurl=URL A login URL to be visited before checking. Also needs authentication data set for it. loginuserfield=STRING The name of the user CGI field. Default name is login. loginpasswordfield=STRING The name of the password CGI field. Default name is password. loginextrafields=NAME:VALUE (MULTILINE) Optionally any additional CGI name/value pairs. Note that the default values are submitted automatically. [output] debug=STRING[,STRING...] Print debugging output for the given loggers. Available loggers are cmdline, checking, cache, gui, dns, thread and all. Specifying all is an alias for specify‐ ing all available loggers. Command line option: --debug fileoutput=TYPE[,TYPE...] Output to a files linkchecker-out.TYPE, $HOME/.linkchecker/blacklist for blacklist output. Valid file output types are text, html, sql, csv, gml, dot, xml, none or blacklist Default is no file output. The various output types are documented below. Note that you can suppress all console output with output=none. Command line option: --file-output log=TYPE[/ENCODING] Specify output type as text, html, sql, csv, gml, dot, xml, none or blacklist. Default type is text. The various output types are documented below. The ENCODING specifies the output encoding, the default is that of your locale. Valid encodings are listed at encodings. Command line option: --output quiet=[0|1] If set, operate quiet. An alias for log=none. This is only useful with fileoutput. Command line option: --verbose status=[0|1] Control printing check status messages. Default is 1. Command line option: --no-status verbose=[0|1] If set log all checked URLs once. Default is to log only errors and warnings. Command line option: --verbose warnings=[0|1] If set log warnings. Default is to log warnings. Command line option: --no-warnings [text] filename=STRING Specify output filename for text logging. Default filename is linkchecker-out.txt. Command line option: --file-output= parts=STRING Comma-separated list of parts that have to be logged. See LOGGER PARTS below. Command line option: none encoding=STRING Valid encodings are listed in encodings. Default encoding is iso-8859-15. color* Color settings for the various log parts, syntax is color or type;color. The type can be bold, light, blink, invert. The color can be default, black, red, green, yellow, blue, purple, cyan, white, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Cyan or White. Command line option: none colorparent=STRING Set parent color. Default is white. colorurl=STRING Set URL color. Default is default. colorname=STRING Set name color. Default is default. colorreal=STRING Set real URL color. Default is cyan. colorbase=STRING Set base URL color. Default is purple. colorvalid=STRING Set valid color. Default is bold;green. colorinvalid=STRING Set invalid color. Default is bold;red. colorinfo=STRING Set info color. Default is default. colorwarning=STRING Set warning color. Default is bold;yellow. colordltime=STRING Set download time color. Default is default. colorreset=STRING Set reset color. Default is deault. [gml] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. [dot] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. [csv] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. separator=CHAR Set CSV separator. Default is a comma (,). quotechar=CHAR Set CSV quote character. Default is a double quote ("). [sql] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. dbname=STRING Set database name to store into. Default is linksdb. separator=CHAR Set SQL command separator character. Default is a semicolor (;). [html] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. colorbackground=COLOR Set HTML background color. Default is #fff7e5. colorurl= Set HTML URL color. Default is #dcd5cf. colorborder= Set HTML border color. Default is #000000. colorlink= Set HTML link color. Default is #191c83. colorwarning= Set HTML warning color. Default is #e0954e. colorerror= Set HTML error color. Default is #db4930. colorok= Set HTML valid color. Default is #3ba557. [blacklist] filename=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. [xml] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. [gxml] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. [sitemap] filename=STRING See [text] section above. parts=STRING See [text] section above. encoding=STRING See [text] section above. priority=FLOAT A number between 0.0 and 1.0 determining the priority. The default priority for the first URL is 1.0, for all child URLs 0.5. frequency=[always|hourly|daily|weekly|monthly|yearly|never] The frequence pages are changing with.


all (for all parts) id (a unique ID for each logentry) realurl (the full url link) result (valid or invalid, with messages) extern (1 or 0, only in some logger types reported) base (base href=...) name (<a href=...>name</a> and <img alt="name">) parenturl (if any) info (some additional info, e.g. FTP welcome messages) warning (warnings) dltime (download time) checktime (check time) url (the original url name, can be relative) intro (the blurb at the beginning, "starting at ...") outro (the blurb at the end, "found x errors ...")


Some option values can span multiple lines. Each line has to be indented for that to work. Lines starting with a hash (#) will be ignored, though they must still be indented. ignore= lconline bookmark # a comment ^mailto:


[output] log=html [checking] threads=5 [filtering] ignorewarnings=http-moved-permanent


All plugins have a separate section. If the section appears in the configuration file the plugin is enabled. Some plugins read extra options in their section. [AnchorCheck] Checks validity of HTML anchors. [LocationInfo] Adds the country and if possible city name of the URL host as info. Needs GeoIP or pygeoip and a local country or city lookup DB installed. [RegexCheck] Define a regular expression which prints a warning if it matches any content of the checked link. This applies only to valid pages, so we can get their content. Use this to check for pages that contain some form of error message, for example 'This page has moved' or 'Oracle Application error'. Note that multiple values can be combined in the regular expression, for example "(This page has moved|Oracle Application error)". [SslCertificateCheck] Check SSL certificate expiration date. Only internal https: links will be checked. A domain will only be checked once to avoid duplicate warnings. sslcertwarndays=NUMBER Configures the expiration warning time in days. [HtmlSyntaxCheck] Check the syntax of HTML pages with the online W3C HTML validator. See http://valida‐ [HttpHeaderInfo] Print HTTP headers in URL info. prefixes=prefix1[,prefix2]... List of comma separated header prefixes. For example to display all HTTP headers that start with "X-". [CssSyntaxCheck] Check the syntax of HTML pages with the online W3C CSS validator. See http://jig‐ [VirusCheck] Checks the page content for virus infections with clamav. A local clamav daemon must be installed. clamavconf=filename Filename of clamd.conf config file. [PdfParser] Parse PDF files for URLs to check. Needs the pdfminer Python package installed. [WordParser] Parse Word files for URLs to check. Needs the pywin32 Python extension installed.


The following warnings are recognized in the 'ignorewarnings' config file entry: file-missing-slash The file: URL is missing a trailing slash. file-system-path The file: path is not the same as the system specific path. ftp-missing-slash The ftp: URL is missing a trailing slash. http-cookie-store-error An error occurred while storing a cookie. http-empty-content The URL had no content. mail-no-mx-host The mail MX host could not be found. nntp-no-newsgroup The NNTP newsgroup could not be found. nntp-no-server No NNTP server was found. url-content-size-zero The URL content size is zero. url-content-too-large The URL content size is too large. url-effective-url The effective URL is different from the original. url-error-getting-content Could not get the content of the URL. url-obfuscated-ip The IP is obfuscated. url-whitespace The URL contains leading or trailing whitespace.




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