I want to do a search and replace on FOO1, except where it occurs within the text of an external link, e.g. [https://www.blah.bar/ blah FOO1 more text].

I was using    -exceptinsidetag:hyperlink   but eventually realized it only excludes hits within the actual url.

I'm guessing I need to use exceptinside, but not sure how. Can someone give me some guidance?

I'm already using -regex. The actual command I'm using is:

python replace.py -regex "(?si)\b((?:FOO1|FOO2))\b(.*$)" "[[\\1]]\\2" -exceptinsidetag:link -exceptinsidetag:hyperlink -exceptinsidetag:header -exceptinsidetag:nowiki -exceptinsidetag:ref -excepttext:"(?si)\[\[((?:FOO1|FOO2)[\|\]])" -namespace:0 -namespace:102 -namespace:4 -summary:"[[Appropedia:Wikilink bot]] adding double square brackets to: FOO1|FOO2." -log -xml:currentdump.xml

(Not that I understand regex much - I had lots of help getting there.)

Many thanks for any help!

Chris Watkins

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