How to replace all links in html to markup

Regular expression to replace href to markup

How to replace all links in html to markup

Recently I moved my blog from Wordpress to Hugo , and that involved a lot of content fixing. One of the problems was that during the export not all HTML code was correctly transferred to markup. So I needed fix (replace) all pending <a href="https://spidersoft.com.au">spidersoft</a> to [spidersoft](https://spidersoft.com.au).

What we need is just 2 simple regular expressions.

One to find links <a.*?href="(.+?)".*?>(.+?)</a>

Second one to replace them in reverse order [$2]($1)

You can run this in basically any IDE - Sublime will do the job, I was using PHPStorm

Same thing you can do with <pre> or embedded images.