Solved

Sort HTML File

Posted on 2014-01-05
1
329 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-05
I want to take an HTML file, and edit it so that it is easier to scrape the data in it. I wish to edit the file, so that two things happen.

1.) all <img ... tags are replaced with a carriage return and then <img ...

2.) all </img> tags are replaced with </img> and a carriage return.  

So, a file that has:

blah<img alt="" src="http://test.com/test.jpg"></img><img alt="" src="http://test.com/test2.jpg"></img>

becomes:

blah
<img alt="" src="http://test.com/test.jpg"></img>

<img alt="" src="http://test.com/test2.jpg"></img>
0
Comment
Question by:stakor
1 Comment
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 500 total points
ID: 39758393
perl -pe 's/(?=<img)/\n/g;s{(?<=</img>)}{\n}g' <<END
blah<img alt="" src="http://test.com/test.jpg"></img><img alt="" src="http://test.com/test2.jpg"></img>
END
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
need some regex help 15 29
Writing a parser for java language 4 83
Vb script to unzip a files and rename the files 12 113
Powershell String Parsing with Regular Expression 19 64
On Microsoft Windows, if  when you click or type the name of a .pl file, you get an error "is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file", then this means you do not have the .pl file extension associated with …
Whatever be the reason, if you are working on web development side,  you will need day-today validation codes like email validation, date validation , IP address validation, phone validation on any of the edit page or say at the time of registration…
Learn how to match and substitute tagged data using PHP regular expressions. Demonstrated on Windows 7, but also applies to other operating systems. Demonstrated technique applies to PHP (all versions) and Firefox, but very similar techniques will w…
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question