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<2010-10-24> by Lorenzo Bolla

Find hyperlinks with lisp

Here is a quick-and-dirty script to extract all the unique links from a web page.

It uses cl-ppcre to extract the hyperlinks-like strings from a target string. Tested using drakma as web client.

(asdf:oos 'asdf:load-op :drakma)
(asdf:oos 'asdf:load-op :cl-ppcre)

(defparameter *url-re* "href *= *['"](\S+)['"]")

(defun find-links (str)
  (let ((urls '()))
    (ppcre:do-register-groups
      (u) (*url-re* str nil :start 0 :sharedp t)
      (pushnew u urls :test #'equalp))
  (nreverse urls)))

(print
  (find-links (drakma:http-request "http://lbolla.wordpress.com")))

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