Every once in a while I run across a list of url’s that for whatever reason I want to make sure are valid. I have not yet found a good way to do this in PowerShell and finally hit the case where I decided to just write what I needed.
You can download the script here.
Below is an example of how you can use it:
C:\PS>@('http://www.google.com', 'http://www.asd----fDSAWQSDF-GZz.com') | .\Check-Url.ps1
Which generates the following output:
IsValid Url HttpStatus Error
------- --- ---------- -----
True http://www.google.com OK
False http://www.asd----fDSAWQSD... System.Net.WebException: T...
Hopefully someone else finds this useful. And if there are other/better ways of accomplishing this I’d love to hear about it.