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Old 11-28-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Question How to work with HTML files off line in Linux Mint11


The problem I am having is this: I have a large group of HTML pages with one Directory page. In Windows as long as the directory and the other pages were in the same folder, I could open the Directory in any browser and navigate through all the pages. It did not matter if it was on the Root Drive or on a CD, as long as all the pages were in the same folder it worked like a charm.

Now, running Mint 11, I can open the Directory page from Nautilus but I can not navigate to any other page from there.

It must be possible but I am approaching it from the wrong direction. Please, someone, help me.

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Old 11-28-2011, 05:33 AM   #2
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Both Chrome and Firefox support browsing of local files and webpages, using the file:// directive.

For example, if you want to look at your home directory, you would use file://, plus the path of /home/username. So you would type this into the url bar: file:///home/username . (Three consecutive slashes are intended, two for directive, one is part of the path.)

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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Hello jhwilliams,

Your reply is appreciated. I love such clear illustrations. That should get me going - after I edit 1,000's of pages with multiple links. Gulp!

I imagine one of the text editing programs in Linux will have a 'find/replace/replace all' function. When I finally get everything all setup as I like I will look for one and the spare time to do all that editing.

Thanks for the quick reply,
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Both Chrome and Firefox support browsing of local files and webpages, using the file:// directive.

For example, if you want to look at your home directory, you would use file://, plus the path of /home/username. So you would type this into the url bar: file:///home/username . (Three consecutive slashes are intended, two for directive, one is part of the path.)
 
Old 11-29-2011, 12:53 AM   #4
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As long as the file folder is on a Fat32 drive it behaves as it always did. It is only when it is on a ext4 partition that it acted touchy.

I have no problem keeping the folder on another partition. Just thought I would pass this along.

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:54 AM   #5
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use gedit
 
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:32 AM   #6
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after I edit 1,000's of pages with multiple links. Gulp!

I imagine one of the text editing programs in Linux will have a 'find/replace/replace all' function.
In the directory with your webpages, you can:

Code:
for webpage in $(find . -name "*.html"); do
    sed -i 's http://www.domain.com/ file:/// g' $webpage;
done
What that does:

For every document I find ending in .html, name it $webpage, and replace $webpage's remote path with a local file path.

Note: I am using a space as a delimiter in the sed expression, since those are not allowed (? well, at least not common) in URLs.

Actually, don't use that if any of your html files have names like "Page Two.html", with spaces.

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