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Re: Counting links in a file?

by Amoe (Friar)
on Mar 24, 2002 at 19:47 UTC ( #153928=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Counting links in a file?

If it's only a really short hack, and the page doesn't contain the strings "http://" or "ftp://" outside of anchor tags, that'll be fine. For a slightly more sophisticated method, you can use the old mainstay HTML::TokeParser.

use HTML::TokeParser; my $count = 0; my $parsee = HTML::TokeParser->new('test.html') or die "couldn't open test.html: $!"; while (my $tag = $parsee->get_tag('a')) { $count++ if $tag->[1]{href} =~ m{(http|ftp)://}i; } print "There are $count links in this file.\n";

And if you ever want to do anything more complicated, which you probably will eventually, you have crazyinsomniac's superb tutorial to guide you.

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