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    Command line based url scanner


    Hi

    Does any one know about a command line utility (Windows or Linux based) that takes a URL as input and provides status if the URL is safe or malicious?

    Kindly update me.

    Thanks
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    Originally Posted by descentsteps
    Hi

    Does any one know about a command line utility (Windows or Linux based) that takes a URL as input and provides status if the URL is safe or malicious?

    Kindly update me.

    Thanks
    Hi descentsteps,

    There is a Quttera URL Scanner cli.
    You can take it from their Blog. It's free.
    As a new one here I can't give you the link.
    Simply google it...

    Regards

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    It's not that simple. There are many online URL checkers to see if the URL is safe or not, and many times they will say it is safe, but they are not. Sometimes only loading the URL will activate certain viruses, like Javascript viruses and trojans that these scanners will not find.
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    Originally Posted by Habbakuk
    It's not that simple. There are many online URL checkers to see if the URL is safe or not, and many times they will say it is safe, but they are not. Sometimes only loading the URL will activate certain viruses, like Javascript viruses and trojans that these scanners will not find.
    The original question was about "command line utility" and not online scanners... But nevertheless, they in particular use JS emulator and other related technology among the tools... As well, I don't think that other scanners don't know about the nature of web and are relying on pure static analysis... anyway, it is better than nothing and will become even more better and sophisticated as it emerges as any other technology solutions...
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    To perform a transformation, you can call Xalan-Java from the command line (or script), an applet, an application, or a servlet (see Usage Patterns).

    The org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process main() method provides a command-line interface for performing XSL transformation. To perform a transformation from the command line or a script, do the following:

    Download Xalan-Java.

    Set the Java classpath to include xalan.jar, serializer.jar, xml-apis.jar, and xercesImpl.jar -- or another conformant XML Parser -- (see Plugging in the Transformer and XML parser).

    Call java and the Process class with the appropriate flags and arguments (described below). The following command line, for example, includes the -IN, -XSL, and -OUT flags with their accompanying arguments -- the XML source document, the XSL stylesheet, and the output file:

    java org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process -IN foo.xml -XSL foo.xsl -OUT foo.out

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