CLI tool to crawl a website and check HTTP status code

3.1.2 2019-11-19 17:09 UTC

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This repository provides a tool to check the HTTP status code of every link on a given website.


This package can be installed via Composer:

composer global require spatie/http-status-check


This tool will scan all links on a given website:

http-status-check scan

It outputs a line per link found:


When the crawling process is finished a summary will be shown.

By default the crawler uses 10 concurrent connections to speed up the crawling process. You can change that number by passing a different value to the --concurrency option:

http-status-check scan --concurrency=20

You can also write all urls that gave a non-2xx or non-3xx response to a file:

http-status-check scan --output=log.txt

When the crawler finds a link to an external website it will by default crawl that link as well. If you don't want the crawler to crawl such external urls use the --dont-crawl-external-links option:

http-status-check scan --dont-crawl-external-links

By default, requests timeout after 10 seconds. You can change this by passing the number of seconds to the --timeout option:

http-status-check scan --timeout=30

By default, the crawler will respect robots data. You can ignore them though with the --ignore-robots option:

http-status-check scan --ignore-robots


To run the tests, first make sure you have Node.js installed. Then start the included node based server in a separate terminal window:

cd tests/server

With the server running, you can start testing:



Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


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