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Author Topic: Looking for a linkification tool  (Read 3493 times)

eleman

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Looking for a linkification tool
« on: April 13, 2011, 07:41:57 AM »
Here is my problem:

I need to paste tons and tons of URLs into html files, and make them links as well.

In other words, I have addresses like this:
http://url1
http://url2
http://url3

and so on...

I need to make them look like this:

<a href="http://url1">http://url1</a><br>
<a href="http://url2">http://url2</a><br>
<a href="http://url3">http://url3</a><br>

Can you think of a solution? I currently use a combination of excel and notepad, but I feel there must be a better way.

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 08:09:52 AM »
Here you go:  Linkifier

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« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 09:45:17 AM by skwire »

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 08:12:30 AM »
Here you go:  Linkifier

Are you the greatest or what?

Thanks a zillion.

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 08:12:58 AM »
If you ever need to do something more customized...Macros in Notepad++, Emacs, etc. might be worth checking out:

Notepad++ Macros:

  http://npp-community.tuxfamily.org/documentation/notepad-user-manual/macros
  http://www.rarst.net/software/notepadpp-macro-for-repetitive/

Emacs Keyboard Macros:

  http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/KeyboardMacros

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 08:13:13 AM »
Here you go:
Oh, it's him again :D :D

Or maybe Excel2HTML could help here (but it could need a small functional change)?

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 08:15:52 AM »
Are you the greatest or what?
Yep, he is :Thmbsup:

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 08:17:24 AM »
Skwire, it's nice enough of you to try to help, but can't you speed it up a bit?
It's taking you almost haf an hour!

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 08:19:49 AM »
Skwire, it's nice enough of you to try to help, but can't you speed it up a bit?
It's taking you almost haf an hour!

It would have been quicker but I had to take my daughters to school first.   Priorities, I know.  :P

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 08:34:16 AM »
The general problem is solved with regular expressions. They take a little bit to learn, but they give you god-like power.

For a simple example like that, search for:

^(.+)$

And replace with:

<a href="\1">\1</a><br>

The problem is very common with many, many more variations. The general principles in regular expressions let you solve them all very quickly.
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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2011, 05:19:24 PM »
Perhaps the "replace with" portion of Renegade's post got mangled by the forums...

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2011, 06:26:26 PM »
Perhaps the "replace with" portion of Renegade's post got mangled by the forums...

Yes. It did. Here it is again with spaces inserted:

< a href = "\1" > \1 < /a >< br >

Hopefully that will turn out ok.
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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 03:54:41 AM »
Seems like it came out fine :)

FWIW, wrapping in a code tag seems to provide some degree of protection:

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 06:38:32 PM »
Seems like it came out fine :)

FWIW, wrapping in a code tag seems to provide some degree of protection:
 (see attachment in previous post)
Another option is to use the "no BBC" tag (unrelated with the british broadcast, AFAIK :P ). There's a red button there, of you prefer you can write it directly: [nobbc][/nobbc]

ps: cool, it even works for the tag itself :)

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Re: Looking for a linkification tool
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 06:41:43 PM »
Nice!  Thanks for pointing that out :)