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Include and do Regex-replacements
This is a hack upon the Include macro, that adds regular expression replace functionality.
Very usable when you whish to extract data from and/or change data inside an included page.
- arg 1 : url - Like the Include macro except, local files cannot be included1
- arg 2 : format. Either "wiki" or "raw", where wiki does WikiFormatting
- arg 3+: "Control arguments". See Control Arguments below.
- arg last:The regular expressions MUST be the last argument
Regular expressions are defined as such:
You can use several expressions:
You can also use capture groups. In python these are defined as \1,\2 ect. (where in eg. perl its $1,$2)
Control Arguments are defined AFTER the second argument (raw,wiki) and BEFORE the regular expressions. Multiple arguments are seperated by comma.
If defined, replace $USER with username in URL. (NOT in the included text!).
use_vars accepts a sub-argument, used change the case of the username. This is one of:
(note: ucfirst is "uppercase first letter only")
Do not include this page for anonymous users.
NOTE: this is NOT a security feature, as anyone can still read your source code.
Good feature to not include unneseseary information for anon users.
Disable the use of DOTALL option for regular expression.
pr. default DOTALL is enabled and this make the dot (".") also include linebreaks
- 1. Well, they can if the file resides in /tmp/trac_include/ and no slashes are used in filename.
If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
Download the zipped source from here.
A simple example. Replace all occurences of the word "windows" with the word "Linux"
The next example includes http://www.kernel.org/kdist/finger_banner and wiki-formats the wanted data, and removes the unwanted. Perticulary, i want to only keep the major version information, not patches nor snapshots.
Note how i use 2 regular expression replaces, seperated by ','. The first expression formats the lines i want to keep, the second deletes the rest.
[[RegexInclude(http://www.kernel.org/kdist/finger_banner,wiki,'The latest ([\w.]+) version [^:]+:\s*([a-z0-9.-]+)'/' '''\1''' :: \n ''\2'' ','\nThe[ a-zA-Z0-9.:-]+'/'\n')]]
The result is:
- expressions or replacement-strings cannot contain ',' (that is: tick-comma-tick) since that combination is used for splitting the expressions:
- expressions or replacement-strings cannot contain '/' (that is: tick-slash-tick) since that combination is used for splitting the expression from replacement-string.
I hope these two combinations are so unlikely, that the limitation wont cause any trouble.
- url's cannot contain comma. If you need comma, you can URLEncode it. (as such: /file?arg=1,2 = /file?arg=1%2c2)