Re: perl or bash question ["convert strings in a txt to html links"]
On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:12, Vadkan Jozsef <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> How can I do that in bash or perl, that I have a txt file, e.g.:
> $cat file.txt
> Hi, this is the content of the txt file, that contains links like this:
> http://www.somewhere.it/, and it could contain: http://somewhere.com,
> This is the second line, that doesn't contains links..
> This is the XYZ line, that contains a link: http://www.somewhere.net
> ...ok.. so how could I make a regexp for this?
> to this:
> <a href=http://website.org>http://website.org</a>
> <a href=http://www.website.org>http://www.website.org</a>
> The solution would be:
> sed 'SOMEMAGIC' file.txt > file.html
> perl 'SOMEBIGMAGIC' file.txt > file.html
You might look at the brand new Bleach python library:
That post mentions some of the problems of using a pure
regex approach... of course you may know that your text file
will not have any of those problems.