# Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of TracLinks

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 v1 = Trac Links = [[TracGuideToc]] TracLinks are a fundamental feature of Trac, because they allow easy hyperlinking between the various entities in the system—such as tickets, reports, changesets, Wiki pages, milestones, and source files—from anywhere WikiFormatting is used. also have short-hand notations. Some examples: * Tickets: '''!#1''' or '''!ticket:1''' * Ticket comments: '''!comment:ticket:1:2''' * Reports: '''!{1}''' or '''!report:1''' * Changesets: '''!r1''', '''![1]''', '''!changeset:1''' or (restricted) '''![1/trunk]''', '''!changeset:1/trunk''' * Revision log: '''!r1:3''', '''![1:3]''' or '''!log:@1:3''', '''!log:trunk@1:3''' * Diffs (requires [milestone:0.10 0.10]): '''!diff:@1:3''', '''!diff:tags/trac-0.9.2/wiki-default//tags/trac-0.9.3/wiki-default''' or '''!diff:trunk/trac@3538//sandbox/vc-refactoring@3539''' * Wiki pages: '''!CamelCase''' or '''!wiki:CamelCase''' * Milestones: '''!milestone:1.0''' * Attachment: '''!attachment:ticket:944:attachment.1073.diff''' * Files: '''!source:trunk/COPYING''' * A specific file revision: '''!source:/trunk/COPYING@200''' * A particular line of a specific file revision: '''!source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25''' Display: * Tickets: #1 or ticket:1 * Ticket comments: comment:ticket:1:2 * Reports: {1} or report:1 * Changesets: r1, [1], changeset:1, or (restricted) [1/trunk], changeset:1/trunk * Revision log: r1:3, [1:3] or log:@1:3, log:trunk@1:3 * Diffs (requires [milestone:0.10 0.10]): diff:@20:30, diff:tags/trac-0.9.2/wiki-default//tags/trac-0.9.3/wiki-default or diff:trunk/trac@3538//sandbox/vc-refactoring/trac@3539 * Wiki pages: CamelCase or wiki:CamelCase * Milestones: milestone:1.0 * Attachment: attachment:ticket:944:attachment.1073.diff * Files: source:trunk/COPYING * A specific file revision: source:/trunk/COPYING@200 * A particular line of a specific file revision: source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25 == Where to use TracLinks == You can use TracLinks in: * Source code (Subversion) commit messages * Wiki pages * Full descriptions for tickets, reports and milestones and any other text fields explicitly marked as supporting WikiFormatting. == Overview == ||= Wiki Markup =||= Display =|| {{{#!td Wiki pages :: CamelCase or wiki:CamelCase Parent page :: [..] Tickets :: #1 or ticket:1 Ticket comments :: comment:1:ticket:2 Reports :: {1} or report:1 Changesets :: r1, [1], changeset:1 or (restricted) [1/trunk], changeset:1/trunk Revision log :: r1:3, [1:3] or log:@1:3, log:trunk@1:3, [2:5/trunk] Diffs :: diff:@1:3, diff:tags/trac-0.9.2/wiki-default//tags/trac-0.9.3/wiki-default or diff:trunk/trac@3538//sandbox/vc-refactoring@3539 Milestones :: milestone:1.0 Attachment :: attachment:example.tgz (for current page attachment), attachment:attachment.1073.diff:ticket:944 (absolute path) Files :: source:trunk/COPYING A specific file revision :: source:/trunk/COPYING@200 A particular line of a specific file revision :: source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25 }}} {{{#!td Wiki pages :: CamelCase or wiki:CamelCase Parent page :: [..] Tickets :: #1 or ticket:1 Ticket comments :: comment:1:ticket:2 Reports :: {1} or report:1 Changesets :: r1, [1], changeset:1 or (restricted) [1/trunk], changeset:1/trunk Revision log :: r1:3, [1:3] or log:@1:3, log:trunk@1:3, [2:5/trunk] Diffs :: diff:@1:3, diff:tags/trac-0.9.2/wiki-default//tags/trac-0.9.3/wiki-default or diff:trunk/trac@3538//sandbox/vc-refactoring@3539 Milestones :: milestone:1.0 Attachment :: attachment:example.tgz (for current page attachment), attachment:attachment.1073.diff:ticket:944 (absolute path) Files :: source:trunk/COPYING A specific file revision :: source:/trunk/COPYING@200 A particular line of a specific file revision :: source:/trunk/COPYING@200#L25 }}} '''Note:''' The wiki:CamelCase form is rarely used, but it can be convenient to refer to to links to Wiki page names. Trac links using the full (non-shorthand) notation can also be given a custom link title like this: {{{ [ticket:1 This is a link to ticket number one]. }}} Display: [ticket:1 This is a link to ticket number one]. If the title is be omitted, only the id (the part after the colon) is displayed: {{{ [ticket:1] }}} Display: [ticket:1] wiki is the default if the namespace part of a full link is omitted (''since version 0.10''): {{{ [SandBox the sandbox] }}} Display: [SandBox the sandbox] {{{#!table class="" |||| Trac links using the full (non-shorthand) notation can also be given a custom link title like this: || {{{#!td {{{ [ticket:1 This is a link to ticket number one] or [[ticket:1|This is another link to ticket number one]]. }}} }}} {{{#!td [ticket:1 This is a link to ticket number one] or [[ticket:1|This is another link to ticket number one]]. }}} |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- |||| If the title is omitted, only the id (the part after the colon) is displayed:  || {{{#!td {{{ [ticket:1] or [[ticket:2]] }}} }}} {{{#!td [ticket:1] or [[ticket:2]] }}} |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- |||| wiki is the default if the namespace part of a full link is omitted:  || {{{#!td {{{ [SandBox the sandbox] or [[SandBox|the sandbox]] }}} }}} {{{#!td [SandBox the sandbox] or [[SandBox|the sandbox]] }}} |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- |||| The short form ''realm:target'' can also be wrapped within a <...> pair, [[br]] which allow for arbitrary characters (i.e. anything but >)  || {{{#!td {{{ }}} }}} {{{#!td }}} }}} TracLinks are a very simple idea, but actually allow quite a complex network of information. In practice, it's very intuitive and simple to use, and we've found the "link trail" extremely helpful to better understand what's happening in a project or why a particular change was made. The following sections describe the individual link types in detail, as well as several notes advanced usage of links. == attachment: links == The link syntax for attachments is as follows: * !attachment:the_file.txt creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the current object * !attachment:wiki:MyPage:the_file.txt creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the !MyPage wiki page * !attachment:ticket:753:the_file.txt creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the ticket 753 == source: links == The default behavior for a source:/some/path link is to open the directory browser if the path points to a directory and otherwise open the log view. It's also possible to link directly to a specific revision of a file like this: source:/some/file@123 or like this to link to the latest revision: source:/some/file@latest. If the revision is specified, one can even link to a specific line number: source:/some/file@123#L10 == search: and query: links == See TracSearch#SearchLinks and TracQuery#UsingTracLinks == !SubWiki links == To create a SubWiki link to a SubWiki-page just use a '/': {{{ [wiki:WikiPage/SubWikiPage]. }}} == InterWiki links == == Advanced use of TracLinks == === Relative links === To create a link to a specific anchor in a page, use '#': {{{ [#Relativelinks relative links] or [[#Relativelinks|relative links]] }}} Displays: [#Relativelinks relative links] or [[#Relativelinks|relative links]] Hint: when you move your mouse over the title of a section, a '¶' character will be displayed. This is a link to that specific section and you can use this to copy the #... part inside a relative link to an anchor. To create a link to a [trac:SubWiki SubWiki]-page just use a '/': {{{ WikiPage/SubWikiPage or ./SubWikiPage }}} To link from a [trac:SubWiki SubWiki] page to a parent, simply use a '..': {{{ [..] or [[..]] }}} [..] or [[..]] To link from a [trac:SubWiki SubWiki] page to a [=#sibling sibling] page, use a '../': {{{ [../Sibling see next sibling] or [[../Sibling|see next sibling]] }}} [../Sibling see next sibling] or [[../Sibling|see next sibling]] But in practice you often won't need to add the ../ prefix to link to a sibling page. For resolving the location of a wiki link, it's the target page closest in the hierarchy to the page where the link is written which will be selected. So for example, within a sub-hierarchy, a sibling page will be targeted in preference to a toplevel page. This makes it easy to copy or move pages to a sub-hierarchy by [[WikiNewPage#renaming|renaming]] without having to adapt the links. In order to link explicitly to a [=#toplevel toplevel] Wiki page, use the wiki:/ prefix. Be careful **not** to use the / prefix alone, as this corresponds to the [#Server-relativelinks] syntax and with such a link you will lack the /wiki/ part in the resulting URL. ''(Changed in 0.11)'' Note that in Trac 0.10, using e.g. [../newticket]  may have worked for linking to the /newticket top-level URL, but since 0.11, such a link will stay in the wiki namespace and therefore link to a sibling page. See [#Server-relativelinks] for the new syntax. === InterWiki links === Other prefixes can be defined freely and made to point to resources in other Web applications. The definition of those prefixes as well as the URLs of the corresponding Web applications is defined in a special Wiki page, the InterMapTxt page. Note that while this could be used to create links to other Trac environments, there's a more specialized way to register other Trac environments which offers greater flexibility. == InterTrac links == Any of the above form of Trac links could be written in one Trac environment and actually refer to resources present in another Trac environment, provided the Trac link is prefixed by the name of that other Trac environment followed by a colon. That other Trac environment must be registered. See InterTrac for details. == Server-relative links == It is often useful to be able to link to objects on your server that have no built-in Trac linking mechanism, such as static resources, a /register page, etc. This can be achieved by simply using either an absolute path from the server root, or a relative link from the URL of the current page: {{{ [../newticket newticket] [/ home] }}} Display: [../newticket newticket] [/ home] == Quoting space in TracLinks == === InterTrac links === This can be seen as a kind of InterWiki link specialized for targeting other Trac projects. Any type of Trac link can be written in one Trac environment and actually refer to resources in another Trac environment. All that is required is to prefix the Trac link with the name of the other Trac environment followed by a colon. The other Trac environment must be registered on the InterTrac page. A distinctive advantage of InterTrac links over InterWiki links is that the shorthand form of Trac links (e.g. {}, r, #) can also be used. For example if T was set as an alias for Trac, links to Trac tickets can be written #T234, links to Trac changesets can be written [trac 1508]. See InterTrac for the complete details. === Server-relative links === It is often useful to be able to link to objects in your project that have no built-in Trac linking mechanism, such as static resources, newticket, a shared /register page on the server, etc. To link to resources inside the project, use either an absolute path from the project root, or a relative link from the URL of the current page (''Changed in 0.11''): {{{ [/newticket Create a new ticket] or [[//newticket|Create a new ticket]] [/ home] or [[/|home]] }}} Display: [/newticket Create a new ticket] or [[//newticket|Create a new ticket]] [/ home] or [[/|home]] To link to another location on the server (possibly outside the project but on the same host), use the // prefix (''Changed in 0.11''): {{{ [//register Register Here] or [[//register|Register Here]] }}} Display: [//register Register Here] or [[//register|Register Here]] === Quoting space in TracLinks === Immediately after a TracLinks prefix, targets containing space characters should * !attachment:'the file.txt' or * !attachment:"the file.txt" * !attachment:"ticket:123:the file.txt" == Where to use TracLinks == You can use TracLinks in: * Source code (Subversion) commit messages * Wiki pages * Full descriptions for tickets, reports and milestones and any other text fields explicitly marked as supporting WikiFormatting. == Escaping Links == * !attachment:"the file.txt:ticket:123" Note that by using [trac:WikiCreole] style links, it's quite natural to write links containing spaces: * ![[The whitespace convention]] * ![[attachment:the file.txt]] === Escaping Links === To prevent parsing of a !TracLink, you can escape it by preceding it with a '!' (exclamation mark). ![42] is not a link either. === Parameterized Trac links === Many Trac resources have more than one way to be rendered, depending on some extra parameters. For example, a Wiki page can accept a version or a format parameter, a report can make use of dynamic variables, etc. Trac links can support an arbitrary set of parameters, written in the same way as they would be for the corresponding URL. Some examples: - wiki:WikiStart?format=txt - ticket:1?version=1 - [/newticket?component=module1 create a ticket for module1] - [/newticket?summary=Add+short+description+here create a ticket with URL with spaces] == TracLinks Reference == The following sections describe the individual link types in detail, as well as notes on advanced usage of links. === attachment: links === The link syntax for attachments is as follows: * !attachment:the_file.txt creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the current object * !attachment:the_file.txt:wiki:MyPage creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the !MyPage wiki page * !attachment:the_file.txt:ticket:753 creates a link to the attachment the_file.txt of the ticket 753 Note that the older way, putting the filename at the end, is still supported: !attachment:ticket:753:the_file.txt. If you'd like to create a direct link to the content of the attached file instead of a link to the attachment page, simply use raw-attachment: instead of attachment:. This can be useful for pointing directly to an HTML document, for example. Note that for this use case, you'd have to allow the web browser to render the content by setting [attachment] render_unsafe_content = yes (see TracIni#attachment-section). Caveat: only do that in environments for which you're 100% confident you can trust the people who are able to attach files, as otherwise this would open up your site to [wikipedia:Cross-site_scripting cross-site scripting] attacks. See also [#export:links]. === comment: links === When you're inside a given ticket, you can simply write e.g. !comment:3 to link to the third change comment. It is possible to link to a comment of a specific ticket from anywhere using one of the following syntax: - comment:3:ticket:123 - ticket:123#comment:3 (note that you can't write #123#!comment:3!) It is also possible to link to the ticket's description using one of the following syntax: - comment:description (within the ticket) - comment:description:ticket:123 - ticket:123#comment:description === query: links === See TracQuery#UsingTracLinks and [#ticket:links]. === search: links === See TracSearch#SearchLinks === ticket: links === ''alias:'' bug: Besides the obvious ticket:id form, it is also possible to specify a list of tickets or even a range of tickets instead of the id. This generates a link to a custom query view containing this fixed set of tickets. Example: - ticket:5000-6000 - ticket:1,150 ''(since Trac 0.11)'' === timeline: links === Links to the timeline can be created by specifying a date in the ISO:8601 format. The date can be optionally followed by a time specification. The time is interpreted as being UTC time, but alternatively you can specify your local time, followed by your timezone if you don't want to compute the UTC time. Examples: - timeline:2008-01-29 - timeline:2008-01-29T15:48 - timeline:2008-01-29T15:48Z - timeline:2008-01-29T16:48+01 ''(since Trac 0.11)'' === wiki: links === See WikiPageNames and [#QuotingspaceinTracLinks quoting space in TracLinks] above. === Version Control related links === ==== source: links ==== ''aliases:'' browser:, repos: The default behavior for a source:/some/path link is to open the browser in that directory directory if the path points to a directory or to show the latest content of the file. It's also possible to link directly to a specific revision of a file like this: - source:/some/file@123 - link to the file's revision 123 - source:/some/file@head - link explicitly to the latest revision of the file If the revision is specified, one can even link to a specific line number: - source:/some/file@123#L10 - source:/tag/0.10@head#L10 Finally, one can also highlight an arbitrary set of lines: - source:/some/file@123:10-20,100,103#L99 - highlight lines 10 to 20, and lines 100 and 103. ''(since 0.11)'' Note that in presence of multiple repositories, the name of the repository is simply integrated in the path you specify for source: (e.g. source:reponame/trunk/README). ''(since 0.12)'' ==== export: links ==== To force the download of a file in the repository, as opposed to displaying it in the browser, use the export link.  Several forms are available: * export:/some/file - get the HEAD revision of the specified file * export:123:/some/file - get revision 123 of the specified file * export:/some/file@123 - get revision 123 of the specified file This can be very useful for displaying XML or HTML documentation with correct stylesheets and images, in case that has been checked in into the repository. Note that for this use case, you'd have to allow the web browser to render the content by setting [browser] render_unsafe_content = yes (see TracIni#browser-section), otherwise Trac will force the files to be downloaded as attachments for security concerns. If the path is to a directory in the repository instead of a specific file, the source browser will be used to display the directory (identical to the result of source:/some/dir). ==== log: links ==== The log: links are used to display revision ranges. In its simplest form, it can link to the latest revisions of the specified path, but it can also support displaying an arbitrary set of revisions. - log:/ - the latest revisions starting at the root of the repository - log:/trunk/tools - the latest revisions in trunk/tools - log:/trunk/tools@10000 - the revisions in trunk/tools starting from  revision 10000 - log:@20788,20791:20795 - list revision 20788 and the revisions from 20791 to 20795 - log:/trunk/tools@20788,20791:20795 - list revision 20788 and the revisions from 20791 to 20795 which affect the given path There are short forms for revision ranges as well: - [20788,20791:20795] - [20788,20791:20795/trunk/tools] - r20791:20795 (but not r20788,20791:20795 nor r20791:20795/trunk) Finally, note that in all of the above, a revision range can be written either as x:y or x-y. In the presence of multiple repositories, the name of the repository should be specified as the first part of the path, e.g. log:repos/branches or [20-40/repos]. ---- See also: WikiFormatting, TracWiki, WikiPageNames, InterTrac, InterWiki