I want to find broken section links on Wikipedia so that I can repair them. How can I find links to non-existent sections on Wikipedia (such as [[Google#fbffgfd]]) and replace them with working links (such as [[Google#History]])? Is there a specific category for broken section links such as these, or are tools available for finding them?

  • To clarify, I want to find a list of all the currently broken section links on Wikipedia. Jul 2 '12 at 17:46
  • A related question: is it possible to obtain a list of all the links to sections on Wikipedia, so that they can be replaced with links to redirect pages? Jul 2 '12 at 17:46
  • I want to do this because links to a section become "broken" when the name of the section is changed. Jul 2 '12 at 17:51
  • Here's a page with a slightly outdated list of broken section links: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_reports/… Jul 2 '12 at 17:53
  • It would also be useful if I could find a "what links here" feature for individual sections. Jul 2 '12 at 18:06

Make a comment here in Wikipedia to ask that the report be updated.


You can search for

site:wikipedia.org [keyword] + "dead link"

on Google.

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