A javascript utility for extracting and linkifying hashtags and URLs in Flowdock
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Flowdock-text is a javascript utility for extracting and linkifying hashtags and URLs in Flowdock. It is built upon Twitter's twitter-text-js. Some twitter-text's functionality has been removed or altered.



Hashtag extraction

FlowdockText.extractHashtags("hello #world");
[ 'world' ]
FlowdockText.extractHashtagsWithIndices("hello #world");
[ { tag: 'world', indices: [ 6, 12 ] } ]

Usertag extraction

FlowdockText.extractMentions("hello @Username");
[ '@Username' ]
FlowdockText.extractMentionsWithIndices("hello @Username");
[ { tag: '@Username', indices: [ 6, 15 ] } ]

URL extraction

FlowdockText.extractUrls("hello http://www.example.com");
[ 'http://www.example.com' ]
FlowdockText.extractUrlsWithIndices("hello http://www.example.com");
[ { url: 'http://www.example.com', indices: [ 6, 28 ] } ]


FlowdockText.autoLink("hello @Username #greets");
'hello <a title="Search @Username" class="app-tag-link" href="#flowser/all/@Username">@Username</a> <a href="#flowser/all/greets" title="#greets" class="app-tag-link">#greets</a>'


Install with: npm install flowdock-text

var FlowdockText = require("flowdock-text");
FlowdockText.extractUrlsWithIndices("cool http://www.example.com");
[ { url: 'http://www.example.com', indices: [ 6, 28 ] } ]


Build Status

Tests can be run in browsers or with node.js

To run the tests in your default browser:

rake test

To run the tests with node.js

rake test_node

mocha, istanbul & karma

You can run tests with mocha:

npm run test

Optionally you can get coverage information with istanbul:

npm run istanbul

And finally, you could run test suite in multiple browsers using karma

npm run karma

For those to work you have to install related npm packages:

npm install

For convenience, there are npm scripts

Copyright and License

Copyright 2011 Twitter, Inc.

Copyright 2011 Flowdock Ltd

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.