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I'm looking for OS X software that can help me track 404 errors on my site.

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    Do you mean broken links? Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 0:09
  • yes, 404 i.e. broken links
    – alexus
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 0:30
  • Shouldn't this be on Server Fault or Super User?
    – Cajunluke
    Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 1:29
  • It's a request for software that runs on a Mac. It's on topic here.
    – Daniel
    Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 1:38

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What are you using to watch the stats on your website? Most stats packages that read the logs will give you a 404 report (eg. AWStats, Summary).

If you're looking for a program to run on your Mac to check that for you; Piltdown Link Checker, Integrity, WebLight or LinkByLink are all options.

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If you want to track broken links, the best way to do it is checking the production/online site. I’ve used BrokenLinkCheck in the past. It’s free and it delivers. Your mileage may vary.

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  • i asked for a software not online service, but thanks anyway!
    – alexus
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 0:31
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    An online service is a form of software. You might have a reason to prefer local software over software running on a remote machine, but "software" and "online service" are not mutually exclusive categories.
    – Daniel
    Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 1:37

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