Version 8 (modified by ComaVN, 10 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.

Known issues

  • It only works for one regex/url pair
  • Anchor should be prefixed with image to indicate external link

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 from [download:regexlinkplugin here].


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


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>

This means anything matching the regex links to a TOPdesk search url, using the named capture groups

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

Recent Changes

16457 by rjollos on 2017-04-04 07:20:21
Remove intermediate directory
16455 by rjollos on 2017-04-04 07:19:36
Fix indentation
16398 by rjollos on 2017-03-25 09:48:50
Remove dist directories


Author: ComaVN?