Ottawa PC Users' Group, Inc.
PUB CRAWL -- URLsOut!
Save your favourite web site addresses to an HTML file
by Alan German
You probably surf the net, storing all sorts of site
addresses which just might be useful -- some day. If you
are really organized, you probably have a neat set of
folders containing many such addresses. The question is:
can you store these away, as a text file, on a floppy
disk, so that you have a backup copy of all those hard-won
What you could do is check the file area of The PUB
URLSOUT1.ZIP 10k 1-22-98 URLs Out! v1.4 converts MS Internet
Explorer shortcuts into a single HTML
document. Minor bug fix.
I came across this tiny utility program recently and
found that it was just what I wanted - a quick, and not-so-dirty,
way to turn the favourites stored by my browser into a
textual listing of site names and URLs. All that's
necessary is to point at the sub-directory which contains
the shortcuts, and give a file name for the output
listing. There is even some minor customization which you
can add in terms of selecting which HTML tags are to be
wrapped around the headers and hyperlinks in the final
The program automatically scans the
favourites directory and any sub-directories. The output
file is in HTML format, so this gives a different way to
display all those favourite sites. What you end up with
is a list of useful links such as:
for the total non-programmer
List generated by Bill Reid's URLs Out!,
Updates posted to Bill's
Personal Freeware Dumpsite as the need arises...
At the same time the source code stores the actual
links. See, for example, the underlying HTML code (e.g.
View - Source in Internet Explorer) for the above extract
which is taken directly from a URLs Out output file.
The program installs easily, and the compact visual
basic code runs very quickly. Best of all the package is
freeware. All that the author requests is an E-mail
message with your feedback on his program. Give this one
a try -- it's well worth sending a congratulatory E-mail.
Freeware from Bill Reid
Release reviewed: Version 1.4
Web site: http://www.ebicom.net/~breid/
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Original HTML coding for this page provided by Alan
Page updated: 03-Apr-98