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This document describes LinkController a system for checking and maintaining links in infostructures
This document applies to version 0.033 of LinkController
Manual Revision Code: $Revision: 1.22 $
Introduction What LinkController is about. 1. Getting Started How to get LinkController running. 2. Configuration Setting up LinkController to check links 3. Advanced Configuration Optimising configuration; advanced features 4. Using LinkController to Check Links Checking and repairing web pages. 5. Interfacing to other programs Importing and exporting link information. 6. The Emacs Interface The Emacs interface. 7. Administration Administrating a LinkController installation. A. Robots and Sensible Behaviour General statements about how to use robots. B. Uncheckable Links Links LinkController can't or won't check. C. Absolute and Relative URIs Explanation of how relative URIs are handled. D. Bugs and bug reporting What to do if you find a bug. E. History How this came about and who helped. F. Invoking the LinkController Programs How to run the programs in LinkController. G. Packages Which Work With LinkController Packages used by or useful with LinkController. H. Terms Glossary of terms used in this documentation. Program, Variable and File Name Index Index of Program and Variable names Concept Index Index of Concepts.
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2.1 Interactive Configuration An easy way to get a basic configuration. 2.2 Setting Configuration Variables How to set variables. 2.3 LinkController Configuration Variables LinkController's main configuration variables. 2.4 Configuring Infostructures Defining which pages to check.
3.1 Advanced Infostructure Configuration Advanced control of checking 3.2 Authorisation Configuration Checking pages which require basic authentication. 3.3 Configuring CGI Programs Setting up LinkController's web interface
Using LinkController to Check Links
4.1 Extracting Links Getting link information from WWW pages. 4.2 Testing Links How to run the link testing program. 4.3 Reporting Problems Getting information the state of your links. 4.4 Email Reporting of Newly Broken Links Automatic reporting of newly broken links. 4.5 Examining Individual Files Checking individual HTML files. 4.6 Repairing Links Replacing old URLs with new ones. 4.7 Making Suggestions Making suggestions for other users. 4.8 CGI Interface The LinkController web interface (primitive).
4.4 Email Reporting of Newly Broken Links Automatic notification of broken links.
The Emacs Interface
6.1 Finding Files with Broken Links An Emacs program to display broken links. 6.2 Finding Broken Links in Files Within Emacs Finding broken links in a file.
7.1 Setting up LinkController How to get the system installed 7.2 Default Installation A simple multi-user installation 7.3 User Administration Adding and removing users 7.4 Cron Scripts Running programs automatically 7.5 Link Database Maintenance Dealing with database problems 7.6 Link Ageing Clearing outdated data from the databases.
E.1 Acknowledgements People and or institutions who helped
Esoterica Internet Portugal IPPT PAN Poland The Tardis Project Other Free Software Authors
Invoking the LinkController Programs
F.1 Invoking link-report link-report usage summary F.2 Invoking test-link test-link usage summary F.3 Invoking extract-links extract-links usage summary F.4 Invoking fix-link fix-link usage summary F.5 Invoking check-page check-page usage summary F.6 Invoking build-schedule build-schedule usage summary
Packages Which Work With LinkController
G.1 The CDB utilities Utilities for the LinkController indexes. G.2 The Tie-Transact-Hash Perl Module and Programmes Berkeley DB editing tools.
H.1 Infostructure Groups of resources. H.2 Link A connection between two resources. H.3 Resource The information on the World Wide Web. H.4 URIs A type of link including URLs H.5 URLs The connections in the World Wide Web. H.6 URIs Names for resources without location.