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The method to find unused files on the Web server.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013568D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to find unused files on the Web server. This technique becomes possible that the unnecessary files which aren't being referred from on the web server are detected easily. The detection of the unnecessary file accumulated on the Web server is done with the following process. 1. Link information from the top page is analyzed toward all the files on the local PC. 2. Analyzed link information is accumulated as Database. Relative path information from the top page of each file is put together and accumulated, too. 3. Connect to the web server via ftp and all the files under the top directory are enumerated. 4. Get each relative path from the pathname of the files on server and the top directory on server. 5. Check whether the relative path which it could get with 4. exists in the DataBase. The file can be considered a necessary file for the Web Site if the path exists in the Database. If it is necessary, it becomes possible that an unnecessary files are removed from the client side by using a part of the FTP function .

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The method to find unused files on the Web server.

    Disclosed is a technique to find unused files on the Web server.
This technique becomes possible that the unnecessary files which aren't being referred from on the
web server are detected easily.

The detection of the unnecessary file accumulated on the Web server is done with the following
process.

1. Link information from the top page is analyzed toward all the files on the local PC.
2. Analyzed link information is accumulated as Database. Relative path information from the top
page of each file is put together and accumulated, too.
3. Connect to the web server via ftp and all the files under the top directory are enumerated.
4. Get each relative path from the pathname of the files on server and the top directory on
server.
5. Check whether the relative path which it could get with 4. exists in the DataBase.
The file can be considered a necessary file for the Web Site if the path exists in the
Database.

    If it is necessary, it becomes possible that an unnecessary files are removed from the client
side by using a part of the FTP function .

Every time files are renewed on the local PC, the Database should be updated.
Because the link information is accumulated in the DataBase, no link analysis is needed. The path
on the WEB server is compared with the Database, and it becomes possible that a unused files are
detected.

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