HTML::Links::Localize - Convert HTML Files to be used on a hard disk


version 0.2.11


    use HTML::Links::Localize;

    my $converter =
            'base_dir' => "/var/www/html/shlomi/Perl/Newbies/lecture4/",
            'dest_dir' => "./dest"


    $converter->process_dir_tree('only-newer' => 1);

    my $new_content = $converter->process_content(\$html_text);


HTML::Links::Localize converts HTML files to be used when viewing on the hard disk. Namely, it converts relative links to point to "index.html" files in their directories.

To use it, first initialize an instance using new:

$converter = HTML::Links::Localize->new(base_dir => $base_dir, dest_dir => $dest_dir)

The constructor accepts two named parameters which are mandatory. 'base_dir' is the base directory (or source directory) for the operations. 'dest_dir' is the root destination directory.

Afterwards, you can use the other methods.

$new_content = $converter->process_content(FILE)

This function converts a singular text of an HTML file to a hard disk one. FILE is any argument accepatble by HTML::TokeParser. It returns the new content.


This function converts a filename relative to the source directory to its corresponding file in the destination directory.

$converter->process_dir_tree( [ 'only-newer' => 1] );

This function converts the entire directory tree that starts at the base directory. only-newer means to convert only files that are newer in a make-like fashion.


Shlomi Fish,


Copyright 2004, Shlomi Fish.

You can use, modify and distribute this module under the terms of the MIT Expat license. ( ).



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Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-html-links-localize at, or through the web interface at You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

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This software is Copyright (c) 2020 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License