| Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 14:37:37 +0100
| From: "John P. Looney" <valen at tuatha.org>
| This is a trick7y one, that slightly hurts my head. I'm wondering
| is there an easy way that I don't know of, to solve this:
| I have a text file, with zero or more patterns like:
| send an email to 'Looney' <email at domain.com> and tell him about it.
| I'd like to replace 'Looney' with <a href="thing?Looney"> and
| email at domain.com with a href="mailto:email at domain.com".
which would produce:
send an email to <a href="thing?Looney"> <a href="mailto:email at domain.com"> and tell him about it.
assuming that is supposed to be legal HTML, it is not.
where do the </a>s go?
also, what <a href=...> text is inside the anchor </a>?
finally, is the “thing?” part of the 1st href the same
for all Looney's? (I understand each line may have a
different Looney and email at domain.com, correct?)
it _looks_ like a job for sed(1), probably a 1-liner, as
soon as we understand what it is that is to be produced.
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