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Re: [NH] How to convert internet links to local filesystem links?

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  • Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV
    ... Arg! I forgot about PHP aspect of it. I have WAMP for that. Others most likely will not. I think I will forget this idea. Thanks, -Mike
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 11, 2012
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      On 11/11/2012 11:07 AM, Axel Berger wrote:
      > Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV wrote:
      >> I downloaded my entire web site via FTP.
      >> I would now like to convert all the links to my local filesystem.
      >
      > That is a bit of a problem. I have a locally installed Apache server for
      > that purpose. Using that I can use a root directory href="/". On all my
      > sites all internal links are relative one or relative to root, so no
      > change is necessary. (Very handy for developing, no upload before
      > viewing.)
      >

      Arg!
      I forgot about PHP aspect of it.
      I have WAMP for that.
      Others most likely will not.

      I think I will forget this idea.
      Thanks,
      -Mike


      >> I cannot come up with any utility via a Google search.
      >
      > Without a local server you do need to change links - a lot of hassle
      > IMHO. But a simple search and replace should suffice. You have
      >
      > a) relative links "pics/mountain.jpg"
      > No change necessary.
      > b) Links relative to root beginning with a slash "/icons/icon3.gif"
      > You need to replace that first slash with "file:///F:/directory/"
      > c) Full URLs beginning with "http://epicroadtrips.us/"
      > Replace that string with the one above.
      >
      > Done. All the utitlity you need right there in NT.
      >
      > Axel
      >
    • Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV
      This is not going to work out, Greg. Thanks for taking the time. -Mike ============
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 11, 2012
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        This is not going to work out, Greg.
        Thanks for taking the time.
        -Mike
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        On 11/11/2012 11:00 AM, Greg Chapman wrote:
        > Hi Mike,
        >
        > On 11 Nov 12 15:22 Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV
        > <mike@...> said:
        >> I downloaded my entire web site via FTP.
        >> I would now like to convert all the links to my local filesystem.
        >
        > You need to explain a little more about your site and its structure.
        >
        > I would expect your site to have all your HTML files in the root
        > folder on your server. I would expect all images to be in a dedicated
        > sub-folder called "images". I would expect all links in the pages to
        > those images to take the form:
        >
        > images/photo.jpg.
        >
        > i.e. be relative links. If that was the case then whether the the site
        > was on your server or on your local disk, the links would work.
        >
        > That assumes you have downloaded the HTML files to a dedicated folder
        > on your local disk and the images have gone to a sub-folder called
        > "images". In short, I expect you to "mirror" the two structures and
        > use relative links.
        >
        > Even if relative addresses were not used, it should only be a matter
        > of using NoteTab to search for the "http://www.etc" part of an
        > absolute address and change it to a relative one, as indicated above.
        >
        > Greg
        >
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