Version 9 (modified by ComaVN, 8 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

  • Unnamed groups in the regex cannot be used in the url

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>
regex2 = \bexample(?P<exampleid>\d+)\b
url2 =\g<exampleid>

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

4969 by ComaVN on 2008-12-06 20:29:30
4870 by ComaVN on 2008-11-25 00:12:43
increased trunk version to 0.3
4869 by ComaVN on 2008-11-25 00:11:44
tagged 0.2 version


Author: ComaVN?