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[Bug 4442] output-format should be easy grep'able

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Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 17:54:57 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4442

           Summary: output-format should be easy grep'able
           Product: LinkChecker
           Version: 4.3
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: checklink
        AssignedTo: ville.skytta@iki.fi
        ReportedBy: oliver@first.in-berlin.de
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
                CC: oliver@first.in-berlin.de


Hello,

today I installed and used your link-checker the
first time.

It's a fine tool, but it could be much better,
if the output would be easy to grep.

On possible format could be
"LINK_OK: http://...."
or
"LINK_NOT_OK: <error-description> http://....."

Then with
  grep LINK_NOT_OK <linkcheck.log>
all links that must be fixed
could easily be extracted.

Especially for large sites this would be
a very convenient way to work.

otherwise each entry must be viewed in detail,
and this needs a lot of time (or someone
must implement a parser for your output that
is much more complicated; this wouldn't make sense,
when a grep would be enough).

TIA,
  Oliver Bandel
Received on Saturday, 31 March 2007 17:55:08 UTC

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