A command-line tool for checking HTTP status codes and server response headers of URLs
hostchk is a python 3 CLI tool for checking the HTTP status codes and server response headers of URLs.As arguments to the script a file of URLs seperated by lines is required . As well as the name of the file in which to save the output.Note by default the output is saved in the same directory as the input. arguments. Furthermore, the protocol either https or http can be passed using the -proto option to process the URLs and check their statuses.
hostchk is available on the python repository, PyPI and can be installed using pip as follows:
$ pip install hostchk
Hostchk requires 3rd party packages to run without which it will not run.It can be cloned from GitHub as:
$ git clone https://github.com/brigxt0/hostchk.git $ cd hostchk $ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
If you installed your hostchk via pip you can run it from any directory as
hostchk [-h] -in INFILE -out OUTPFILE [-proto PROTOCOL] options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -in INFILE The input file name -out OUTPFILE The output file name -proto PROTOCOL The protocol to scan with
If you cloned your hostchk directly from Github you can run it as follows
$ cd hostchk $ python -m hostchk [-h] -in INFILE -out OUTPFILE [-proto PROTOCOL]
Run the script installed via pip from a directory containing an arbitrary file of urls named hosts.txt while saving to an output file named status.txt with protocol as https.
$ hostchk -in files -out status
Run the script installed via pip from an arbitrary directory which does not contain the input filename named input.txt with protocol set to http.
$ hostchk -in /path/to/input.txt -out /path/to/output. txt -proto http://
Run the script cloned from Github as a module inside the hostchk directory for an input.txt in the downloads folder.
$ cd hostchk $ python -m hostchk -in ~/storage/downloads/input.txt -out ~/storage/downloads/output.txt
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