grunt-deadlink

check dead links in files

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grunt-deadlink

check dead links in files

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-deadlink --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-deadlink');

Overview

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named deadlink to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig(). For example, check out below code.

grunt.initConfig({
  deadlink: {
    options: {
      filter: function(content) { // `function` or `regular expressions` to take a link. default is markdown.
          var expressions = [
            /\[[^\]]*\]\((http[s]?:\/\/[^\) ]+)/g,  //[...](<url>)
            /\[[^\]]*\]\s*:\s*(http[s]?:\/\/.*)/g,  //[...]: <url>
          ];
          var result = [];
          _.forEach(expressions, function(expression) {
            var match = expression.exec(content);
            while(match != null) {
              result.push(match[1]);
              match = expression.exec(content);
            }
          });
          return result; // Return array of link. 
      }
    },
    your_target: {
      src: [ "doc/**/*.md", "!doc/layout/*.md" ]         // glob pattern. files path that include links to checking.
      filter: [...] // It has high priority then `options`.
    },
  },
})

Options

options.logToFile

  • Type : boolean
  • Default value : false

If this is true, Test report is printed to the file. Default file name to watch is 'deadlink.log'. It will locate in same directory with Gruntfile.js. If you change file path or name, look at options.logFilename

Note that to enable logging, grunt should be run in verbose mode.

options.logAll

  • Type : boolean
  • Default value : false

If this is true, non-broken link is logged. It can used with options.logToFile

options.logFilename

  • Type : String
  • Default value : 'deadlink.log'

If this is true, non-broken link is logged. It can used with options.logToFile

options.filter

  • Type : Function or Array of RegExp object
  • Default value : regular expression for markdown link form

regular expression to recognize a link. default is markdown.

If this is function, it get a content as argument and return array of link. So you should extract links in contnet within filter funciton.

If this is array of RegExp, first submatch string must be link to test. For example, markdown can match with /\[[^\]]*\]\((http[s]?:\/\/[^\) ]+)/g. To take all html link, regular expression may this form - /(http[s]?:\/\/[^ ]+)/g, not this - /http[s]?:\/\/[^ ]+/g

target.src

  • Required
  • Type : String or Array

Glob pattern to indicate files that include links for testing it is dead or not.

target.filter

  • Type : Function or Array of RegExp object
  • Default value : options.filter

Check out options.filter. It has high priority then options.

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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