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Author Topic: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?  (Read 1759 times)

TaoPhoenix

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Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« on: August 18, 2015, 12:03:14 AM »

I don't know if we already did this as a snack, or if someone knows something out there.

I'd like a program that can just read the browser and spit out a text file list of the links.

Any ideas?

Unknown if I'll need any features.


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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 01:40:17 AM »
Like these

Link Klipper https://chrome.googl...gofnhkkchiekoo?hl=en
Link Gopher https://addons.mozil...x/addon/link-gopher/

Then perhaps do something with them with mouser's Web Link Captor

http://www.donationc...ouser/wlc/index.html

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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 03:55:30 PM »

I will try to use your ideas when I have more energy.

But first let me apologize for a disastrous typo!

I meant *web browser tabs*, not PDF tabs!

So I don't know what that means. A long time ago I comissioned a prototype program to create PDF pages out of web tabs, but now my use case is just generating a list of links.


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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 04:00:42 PM »
Aha, you have the same request as Contro has, but you were there first ;D

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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 04:07:27 PM »
I think rgdot in his answer already had realized the typo.

Anyway, even the title of a thread is modifiable.

Besides:

Quote from: Contro
create shortlinks to urls in a folder from a txt file with the url list

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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 05:30:17 PM »
Maybe I am wrong, but I am going to assume that you are asking for something different than the interpretation offered by all the reply posts that I have read here.  The body of your post made it sound like you wanted all links from the HTML of each page (which is why you got the replies that you got), but the title of your post makes me think you only want to export the URL of each tab that is currently open (in one or more browser windows).

If it is true that you want to "export the URL corresponding to each open tab", then:
I found this Google Chrome Extension:
Export Tabs
https://chrome.googl...bbeojliiojjmimakacil

When it works, it is quite nice.  However, I found it to be buggy.  When I chose the option to export tab URLs from all open windows, it failed every time. The design is bound to cause bugs because it doesn't allow you to save the text into a file; instead, it offers to send the text as an email message.   If the size of the text is too large, that is bound to cause problems in various email protocols.  Fortunately, however, you can select all the text and then copy it into the system buffer.  You can then do whatever you want with it: save it to a file, email it, whatever.

It worked fine as long as the number of URLs that I wanted to aggregate was not too large.

I am thinking of writing a Google Chrome extension that will achieve what "Export Tabs" achieves, but I will add some features to it that I want, e.g. saving the results to a file.  And hopefully I can figure out why the "email" option fails when the text size gets too large.  Hopefully Google's HTTP API is rich enough to support sending a fairly large body of text.

If I succeed, I will try write an add-on for Firefox also.

Max
« Last Edit: August 06, 2016, 05:46:45 PM by maxj47 »

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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 04:38:43 AM »
@TaoPhoenix: Could you please edit/modify the title in the OP to read "web browser tabs*, instead of "PDF tabs". That will at least correct the heading for all posts/comments made after the point when you modify it.

Question: exactly which links do you want in the text file?:
  • (a) the links embedded in the pages displayed in each tab?
  • (b) the URLs in the address bar for each tab?

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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2016, 11:37:50 AM »
He hasn't been active since May, so considering that this topic was posted in 2015 and the OP is no longer frequenting the board, I'd consider this a useless necro.

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Re: Take a list of PDF tabs and create a text file of the links?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 09:10:15 AM »
He hasn't been active since May, so considering that this topic was posted in 2015 and the OP is no longer frequenting the board, I'd consider this a useless necro.
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