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Running batch Tidy on files before publishing

I wrote a small batch file to run HTML Tidy on all the *.htm* files in my site before they are published. It was kind of a pain to figure all this stuff out, so I figured I'd share. :-) Just put the following text into a batch file and save it (I called mine ctidy.bat), along with the tidy.exe into a folder that you can access anywhere from the command prompt (C:\Windows will work just fine).

cd "%1"
ECHO Processing HTML files with Tidy...
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /b /s *.htm*') do tidy -i -c -q -m -c -b --quote-marks yes --drop-empty-paras yes "%%a" | ECHO File: %%a

Now put "ctidy.bat %1" (without the quotes, and make sure the *.bat file is the same name you saved yours as) into the Run External Programs/Before Copy box in your location's configuration in CityDesk and it is good to go!

You can change the options Tidy uses after the "do tidy" part and before the "%%a" in the batch file.  A reference to those options can be found here:

Good luck!

Saturday, August 21, 2004

One more thing...

that last line in the batch file starting with "for /f" is all supposed to be on one line, or it won't work.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Very Good! Congratulations!

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

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