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README.mkd
irclog2html

README.mkd

This script converts IRC logs in UTF-8 to HTML pages, while attempting to stay as close to no parsing as feasible.

It requires Object::Tiny, Digest::SHA1 and Perl 5.10 (or newer).

Usage

irclog2html \#foo.1.log \#foo.2.log > channel-foo.log.html

CGI mode

The script detects whether it was run under a name ending in .cgi and switches to acting as a CGI. There may be a better solution for this.

In CGI mode it looks at the environment variable IRCLOG (or REDIRECT_IRCLOG) for the filename to read.

So put it somewhere where your web server can find it, with a filename ending in .cgi, eg.:

ln -s `which irclog2html` /var/www/cgi-bin/irclog2html.cgi

Then add something like the following lines to .htaccess or to your Apache configuration:

AddType text/plain .irclog
AddCharset utf-8 .irclog

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !(^|[&;])src=1($|[&;])
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} (.*\.irclog)$
RewriteRule .* /cgi-bin/irclog2html.cgi [E=IRCLOG:%1]
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