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Old 09-26-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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URL-Encoding on the command line?

Does anyone one out there know of a linux command line tool which can URL-Encode (for lack of a better term) a string echo'd to it?


echo "<b>This is some text</b>" | <some command>

and the output would be "&lt;b&gt;This is some...
Old 09-27-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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URL escaping would be like " file" => ""

If you just want to replace known entities for HTML, you could use sed:
echo "<b>This is some text</b>" | sed "s/</\&lt;/g;s/>/\&gt;/g"
but obviously you need to extend it for whatever other entities you need to include (&amp;, &quot). If you just want to avoid finding all the entities, there's an awk script here that should do what you've described.
Old 09-27-2005, 09:10 AM   #3
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I knew about that one. I was hoping for something that was already built. (That way I wouldn't have to plan for every variation)

In any case thanks for including that code.


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