Schedule and Automate Website Analyzer Tool with Command Line Interface (CLI)

Automate website analysis in A1 Website Analyzer. Run large website analysis crawls during the night.
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Command Line Support in A1 Website Analyzer

You can use a command line interface to automate all the major website analyzer tools in the program.

This means that you can also use external applications and bat / batch / script files.

This enables you to run our website analyzer software at regular intervals using e.g. Windows Task Scheduler.
  • Parameters:
    • ":%project-path%" : Where %project-path% should contain the path to the project. (Remember the colon before project path.)
    • "@override_rootpath=http://example.com@" : Overwrite website rootpath.
    • "-exit" : Exits when done.
    • "-hide" : Always invisible and exits when done.
    • "-scan" : Runs website scanner.
    • "-stop0000" : Stops scan after a number of seconds, e.g. -stop600 stops scan after 10 minutes.
    • "-save" : Saves project.
    • "@override_exportpathdir=c:\example\exports\@" : Overwrite general directory path used for e.g. CSV export data files.
    • "-exportexternalcsv" : Exports all URLs data listed in "external" tree view into a file called "external.csv" located in project directory.
    • "-exportinternalcsv" : Exports all URLs data listed in "internal" tree view into a file called "internal.csv" located in project directory.
    • "-exportsitemapcsv" : Deprecated: Exports all URLs data listed in "sitemap" tree view into a file called "sitemap.csv" located in project directory.
    • "@override_postscanfilter=example text@" : Filters the result URLs after website scan has finished. Useful for exporting data.

  • Examples for usage on Windows:
    • [ "c:\microsys\website\Analyze.exe" -exit -scan -build -save ":c:\microsys\website\analyze\my-project.ini" ].
    • [ "Analyze.exe" -exit -scan -build -save ":my-project.ini" ] (Here it is assumed my-project.ini is in the same directory as the executable.)
    • [ "Analyze.exe" -scan @override_rootpath=http://example.com@ ]

  • Examples for usage on Mac OS:
    • [ open A1WebsiteAnalyzer.app --args -scan @override_rootpath=http://example.com@ ].

  • Tips:
    • To prevent a parameter value that contains spaces (e.g. if you are passing a directory path) from being broken up, enclose it inside a couple of "".

Automate Website Analyzer with Windows Command Line and Batch Files

  • Create a batch file, e.g. batch-file.bat, using any standard text editor
  • Example of what to write underlined: [ "c:\microsys\website\Analyze.exe" -exit -scan -build -save ":c:\microsys\website\analyze\my-project.ini" ].
  • Save your batch file. You can now call it yourself or from other programs and scripts.

Schedule and automate Website Analyzer with Windows Task Scheduler

schedule automate website analyzer

  • Open Control Panel | Scheduled Tasks | Add Scheduled Task. Follow the guide.
  • Open the generated website analyzer time scheduled item to edit details, e.g. command line parameters.
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