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convert php / mysql page to html

Posted by bschultz (bschultz), 20 June 2003
I'd like to clean out my db's and convert all pages that call the db to html pages.  Is there an easier way to do this than to call up the page in a browser and copy the info and paste it into Dreamweaver?



Posted by John_Moylan (jfp), 20 June 2003
Hello Brian.

Do you have access to a linux shell? yes...good!

you can use GET or wget.

GET on the command line will spit the html that the page produced to the screen.
You can redirect this to a file.
[john@john john]$ GET > something.html

somthing.html will now exist.

But better then that (I think) is wget.
[john@john john]$ wget

The index page of will be saved to your dir, all you need to do is rename the extention to html.

Im pretty sure you can pass in a command line option to wget to make it crawl through you directory tree, though would need to read the man page to check...but its a start I hope.


Posted by John_Moylan (jfp), 20 June 2003
just looked, there is a -r (recursive) option to wget.

Final thought though, intra page/site links will still be to *.php, you will have to write a regex to replace relative links to .html, but thats another question


Posted by John_Moylan (jfp), 20 June 2003
This will replace .php with .html on all relative links, it will leave absolute links alone.

Yes its in perl s/// but the regex is correct... I think.

(last edit....bloody smileys!)

Posted by bschultz (bschultz), 20 June 2003
Thanks, JFP

This board is full of REALLY smart people.

Posted by John_Moylan (jfp), 20 June 2003
>>This board is full of REALLY smart people.

Standing on the shoulders of Giants, and theft, (I mean code reuse)  

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