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Generate alias entries for Jekyll posts. This is
# Seth Holloway -
# The Jekyll Alias Generator,,
# is a handy way to create meta refresh redirects from an old URL pattern to the
# new. This is helpful when changing blog formats as it helps maintain search
# engine rankings. Unfortunately, you have to create your own alias entries.
# With over 400 posts, I had # to automate it! This script will find all
# Markdown files in your _posts directory then generate an alias entry under the
# title attribute.
# To use, edit the alias_link_from_post_file to return your previous URL format
# One easy way to test: place a return statement after line 33
#!/usr/bin/env python
import os
import glob
import fileinput
def main():
for f in glob.glob('_posts/*.md'):
def alias_link_from_post_file(f):
''' Converts a filename like
to /blog/2013/04/26/thoughts-on-learning-clojure'''
post_title = os.path.splitext(f)[0].split('-')
year = post_title[0]
month = post_title[1]
day = post_title[2]
title = '-'.join(post_title[3:])
base_path = '/blog'
link = '/'.join([base_path, year, month, day, title])
return link
def add_alias_line_to_post(f):
alias_link = alias_link_from_post_file(f)
print 'Adding alias: {0} to {1}'.format(alias_link, f)
found_title = False # add the alias once after the first title attribute
for line in fileinput.input(f, inplace=1):
print line,
if line.startswith('title: ') and not found_title:
print 'alias: {}'.format(alias_link)
found_title = True
if __name__ == '__main__':
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