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  DLC : Dead Link Check
  1999December07Release of v0.4.0 (see the changes file)
  1999October16Release of v0.3.2
  1999October04Release of v0.3.1
  1999July21Release of v0.3
  1999May11Release of v0.2.1
  1999May10Release of v0.2
  1999April16Release of v0.1.2
  1999April15Release of v0.1.1
  1999April12Release of v0.1
  What is it ?
  DLC is a simple HTTP link checker written in Perl (released under the GPL). It can generate an HTML output for easy checking of the results, and can process a link cache file to hasten multiple requests (links life is time stamp enforced).
  Dead Link Check is initially created as an extension to Public Bookmark Generator, but can be used by itself as is.
  How it works ?
  Run the script by providing it a link file or list of HTTPs addresses on the command line, and it will do (or not if the information in the cache file is present and still time valid) a network request and tell you informations on the actual existence of those links in an easy to read result (may be in HTML if option set).
  When running the script the help option gives a small description of the script options and default values.
  DLC uses Perl 5 and libwww-perl (a CPAN archive :
  Future evolutions ?
  Extending possible HTTP requests
  Extend the script to check links in parallel
  Add a side script to extract all links from a point in a server directory (using exclusion rules) to create an url file
  Add a "recurse" option to check links inside links (inside links ...)
  New releases ?
  New releases of DLC are announced on Freshmeat and LinuxApps
  To be the first to know about new releases, you may want to join the announce mailing list.
  How to help ?
SoftwareIf you have a new idea that may be useful to integrate or you encountered a bug, please contact the author at
UsersYou may want to join the users mailing list
  Latest version of DLC : dlc-0.4.0.tar.gz (40396 bytes)
  DLC requires libwww-perl (a CPAN archive :
  You may download previous versions of DLC from the project filelist.
  Basic installation and information documentations are provided in the distribution archive.
  You may obtain manual information using man or perldoc.
  You may also want to consult the online manual version for deadlinkcheck.
  More information regarding the DLC project may be found on the project web page.
  You may want to check another project called "Public BookMark" Generator; a simple script to publish one's bookmark by extracting specific data from a netscape user bookmark file.
  Mailing Lists
DLC-announceAnnounce of new releases
DLC-usersDiscussion on use
  My name is Martial MICHEL, I am working on a PhD in computer science which major field is parallel computing. My passions involve drawing, coding and Japanese animation. If you desire to check my personal web page, please go to, and if you would like to contact me, please send an e-mail to
    I wish here to express my thanks to the team and sponsors for the fantastic job they did providing Open Source coders such tools.
    Well it seems that DLC won an award (I discovered the fact by pure luck, actually looking for references to PBM on the web).
    LinuxBerg gave us 4 out of 5
  If you have seen awards given to DLC, please e-mail me at
  Project Maintainer : Martial Michel
Last modified: Wed Aug 23 14:35:41 EDT 2000