xhtmlDir is a fully and easily configurable perl script for generating
directory lists in XHMTL, the XML-compatible version of HTML.
As the program is written in Perl you dispose of the whole power
of Perl regular expressions to choose the files you want to list
(see the --include and --exclude options below).
|xhtmldir.tar.bz2||bzipped tar archive|
To run this program you will need a Perl interpreter. For more information on Perl and how to obtain it see:
|http://www.perl.org||The Perl mongers home page|
|http://www.ActiveState.com||The ActiveState home page|
|XML::Simple||(XML-Simple-1.08 by Grant McLean)|
|XML::Generator||(XML-Generator-0.91 by Benjamin Holzman) !needs 0.91 or later!|
|URI::Escape||(URI-1.22 by Gisle Haas)|
|Getopt::Long||(Getopt-Long-2.32 by Johan Vromans)|
|Cwd||(Cwd-3.05 by Ken Williams)|
|Date::Format||(TimeDate-1.14 by Graham Barr)|
|Unicode::String||(Unicode-String-2.06 by Gisle Aas)|
Most of these packages should be included in your perl distribution. The file
installpackages.html, which I found at
describes how you can get and install missing modules. You might need to tell ppm to use some more "package repositories" besides the two repositories that are activated by default.
There are two ways of adapting the
configuration to your needs:
1) by specifying command line options (see help text below or call the script with the --help option.
2) by editing the XML-configuration file (make a backup copy before you do) This should be pretty straightforward as the tag and attribute names of the configuration file are chosen to be self-explanatory.
Furthermore you can completely change the look and feel of the output you get if you tell the program to use your own tailor-made CSS-stylesheet. As a simple way to create your own styles you might take the default stylesheet (either from the perl source code or from the enclosed file default.css) and modify it according to your needs.
* xhtmldir: configurable generator for XHTML directory lists * USAGE: perl xhtmldir.pl [OPTIONS] rootdir * ARGUMENTS * rootdir directory to list * default: current directory * OPTIONS * --help print this usage information and exit * --sort_by=name|ext|ftype|size|date[-] * sort files by specified attribute * append '-' to sort in descending order * default: name * --tree_depth=N maximum subdirectory level * default: 0 * --stdout print xml to standard output * --output=FILE print xml to FILE, overrides --stdout * default: xhtmldir.html * --cfg=FILE load configuration from FILE * default: config.xml in the same directory * as the program file * --css=FILE use specified CSS FILE instead of default layout * --base_href=URI|DIR address base for xml output * default: rootdir * --icon_repository=URI|DIR * address base for icon files * default: base_href * --include=REGEXP include only files whose name matches the * Perl RegExp REGEXP, e.g. /txt$/i; see note * on regular expressions below * --exclude=REGEXP exclude files that match REGEXP; if a filename * matches both include and exclude it is not * listed; see note on regular expressions below * --target=NAME sets the link target window/frame to NAME * Options may be abbreviated to uniqueness. All options except 'cfg' can be * given different default values by specifying attributes to the <config /> * tag in the configuration file. * Note on regular expressions: Depending on the terminal/shell you use * some of the special characters that are so frequent in Perl regular * expressions might have to be escaped in order to be interpreted as an * ordinary letter on the command line. You might try: * double quotes ("--exclude=/^x/") [CMD.EXE, COMMAND.COM] * single quotes ('--include=/txt$/') [tcsh] * backslash (--include=/txt\$/) [tcsh]