Version 18 (modified by ComaVN, 7 years ago) (diff)


Turn anything matching a certain regex into a link


A disadvantage of using InterWiki to link to external pages is that the user has to put a prefix before the link, for example MeatBall:InterMapTxt.

In some cases, the actual text to be linked is distinctive enough to be turned into a link without many false positives. For example, TOPdesk service management software uses identifiers like '0811 123' for incidents. When text of this form occurs, it could be automatically rendered into a link to the relevant TOPdesk page.

The intention of this Trac plugin is to allow these kinds of links to be made with a minimum of configuration, based on a regex that matches the external identifiers.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for RegexLinkPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source for version 0.2 from here, or just get the egg for Python 2.5 here


You can check out RegexLinkPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.

trunk is where active development occurs (on trac 0.11), tags contains released versions, and any development for other trac versions will occur in branches.


in trac.ini:

regex1 = \b(?P<topdeskyymm>\d\d(?:0[1-9]|1[0-2])) (?P<topdesknr>\d{3})\b
url1 = http://topdesk/query=\g<topdeskyymm>%20\g<topdesknr>
regex2 = \bexample(?P<exampleid>\d+)\b
url2 =\g<exampleid>

This means 0811 123 becomes 0811 123, and example123 becomes example123

(the topdesk url is not correct, this is an example only)

Recent Changes

4969 by ComaVN on 2008-12-06 19:29:30
4870 by ComaVN on 2008-11-24 23:12:43
increased trunk version to 0.3
4869 by ComaVN on 2008-11-24 23:11:44
tagged 0.2 version


Author: ComaVN?