Is there a find links to another space?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Links

In some cases, editors are selecting the wrong space when entering a link. When we publish documents, links to other spaces are removed. We need to be able to run a report in Conlfuence that will find all links that go to this other space before we publish the document. 

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Not sure what you mean by "publish the document"- paper? PDF? web page? Confluence page?

Why do you want to remove the links the author has put in - is it because they "might" be wrong?

But why/how are they are entering wrong links?

If linking from on page to another (even in different Space) in Confluence,

  1. first go to the target page,
  2. go back to the page where you want the link.
  3. edit mode
  4. Insert Link> Recently Viewed

Or any other linking:

  • copy the URL itself in the browser (but can be very long)
  • in normal page viewing mode,  press the letter "k" on your keyboard to get a short URL which is a permanent link to that page .. even if you change the page title




We export the space to Word. The links should not go to this other space: they are incorrect links, so I want to find all of the links that go to that space and change them or remove them. Once the pages are exported to Word, all the links to that other space are removed, so we can't easily find them in the Word document. It just looks like text so it doesn't stand out in any way. 

In Confluence, the links aren't broken because the other space still exists. The only way to know, would be to click the link and see if it goes to the other space, which is going to be a long and tedious process with over 2500 pages and multiple links per page. A report that finds all the links going outside of the space would be ideal. Is there such a thing? 
I know how to enter links to other spaces or within the space. But we have multiple authors on the pages and getting everyone to do it correctly all the time is difficult. An easy tool to find the problems after the fact would really help. 

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