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Author Topic: Aliases for tracking packages  (Read 15215 times)

CWuestefeld

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Aliases for tracking packages
« on: December 14, 2007, 09:02:18 AM »
It's Christmas time, and that means tracking package deliveries!

To simplify this, here's my donation to FARR: a small set of aliases to launch the page showing your package tracking information from major shipping companies (obviously you need your shipping number for this).

Aliases supported:
  • usps (US Postal Service)
  • fedex
  • ups
  • UPS tracking number - if you just enter a UPS tracking number starting with "1Z", that alone will trigger UPS tracking

The .alias file is attached.

Merry Christmas!





NOTE: Download the latest version of this alias pack with icons here:
http://www.donationc...drun/addons/Shipment Tracking.zip


« Last Edit: September 25, 2012, 12:40:33 PM by mouser »

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 09:15:04 AM »
nice!!!  :up: :up:
ps. it would be nice to have some icons for these.. hamradio made and setup all the icons for the built-in aliases maybe he would be willing to make them for these.

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 10:29:27 AM »
Very cool!

P.S I hope in the version of the site there will be a place for repository of aliases as well of as of plug-ins (with some rating/categorizing/tags system maybe? ;))

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 05:14:10 PM »
definitely on farr 2 pages there will be alias packages listed as well as plugins.
tag system might be nice.. have to look into it.

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 04:27:06 AM »
wanted to help out... this is basicly the same alias file, but i have included dhl, as well as regex's for the non-ups shippers.

giving credit where credit is due: i borrowed the missing url's and regexp from the track package plugin for firefox. though, I could have found the information easily, and i doubt the devs care. :) but to be nice, you might think of installing it if you use firefox, handy little tool.

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1000>>>usps>->usps $$1 | http://trkcnfrm1.smi...iry.do?origTrackNum=$$1>+>^usps (.*)
1000>>>usps>->usps $$1 | http://trkcnfrm1.smi...iry.do?origTrackNum=$$1>+>^(\d{20,})$
1000>>>ups>->ups $$1 | http://wwwapps.ups.c...PSHome&tracknum=$$1&AgreeToTermsAndConditions=yes&ignore=&track.x=39&track.y=16>+>^ups (.*)
1000>>>ups>->ups $$1 | http://wwwapps.ups.c...PSHome&tracknum=$$1&AgreeToTermsAndConditions=yes&ignore=&track.x=39&track.y=16>+>^(1Z.*)
1000>>>fedex>->Fedex tracking $$1 | http://www.fedex.com...=y&tracknumbers=$$1>+>^fedex (.*)
1000>>>fedex>->Fedex tracking $$1 | http://www.fedex.com...=y&tracknumbers=$$1>+>^(\d{12,19})$
1000>>>dhl>->DHL tracking $$1 | http://track.dhl-usa....asp?ShipmentNumber=$$1>+>^dhl (.*)
1000>>>dhl>->DHL tracking $$1 | http://track.dhl-usa....asp?ShipmentNumber=$$1>+>^(\d{10,11})$

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007, 05:02:11 AM »
i noticed, the paste function does not accept multiple items with the same name, so reposting with .alias file
« Last Edit: September 25, 2012, 12:40:46 PM by mouser »

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007, 09:47:50 AM »
cool, thanks for the update mysteryman!

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007, 12:33:33 PM »
Cool ! I'll be tracking my new hard drive !  :)

(Just for those who don't know how to use this alias file : copy the file into the custom alias directory : C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\AliasGroups\MyCustom\  ; that's it !)

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 06:12:28 PM »
hey, heres a new version, due to this bug(?), i was unable to do this the RIGHT way (notice $$1$$2) but, it does work. This alias package does virtually identically to the originals but it now only has one alias line for each shipping provider (instead of one with regex, and one without)

if you downloaded version 1.1 i posted a few posts up, then it is functionally identical and you only need to download it if you want to :) if you dont have 1.1, get 1.2
« Last Edit: September 25, 2012, 12:40:54 PM by mouser »

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 08:24:36 PM »
fantastic alias! all it needs now is some icons and a mention here.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 01:23:17 PM »
Hope I edited the right version anyway here is a zip which also has icons included. If it isn't the right version feel free to implement the icons from my example. :)

[see link in first post for download]
Carroll - HamRadioUSA.net
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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008, 03:09:59 PM »
looks good

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 06:05:36 AM »
Thanks for this, very useful  :up:

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2009, 07:58:03 AM »
just want to say i love this alias pack  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Aliases for tracking packages
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2012, 08:25:54 PM »
Great idea, but I wanted to be able to use the hotkey copy function to load the tracker links for all of them and use the index to select. I am a FARR newbie (so don't know if I did it right).

I created an alias "track", regex "^track (.*)", pasted all the results from your tracker alias file into the actions, and created a hotkey to load track %cliptext% into the search window with copy selected text checked.

Now I just highlight a tracking number in an email, use the hotkey, then select the appropriate service from the list. Saves a few keystrokes from entering the service shortcut (ups, dhl, etc) and cut and paste the tracking number.

I also added a couple of Australian trackers:
aae $$1 | https://trackandtrace.aae.com.au/$$1
fastway $$1 | http://www.fastway.c...track-your-parcel?l=$$1

Cheers