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Re: perl or bash question ["convert strings in a txt to html links"]

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 09:12, Vadkan Jozsef <jozsi.avadkan@gmail.com> 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,
> etc..
> 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?
> Turning:
> http://website.org
> http://www.website.org
> 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
> or
> 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.

Kelly Clowers

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