Webloc files are the handy little URL “aliases” that Mac OSX makes when you drag a URL from your web browser into a file folder. I’ve used them quite a bit to organize links I want to keep for various reasons.
If you’ve ever needed to convert a directory of “webloc” files into text suitable for pasting into an email or document, you want this handy little command:
grep -h http *.webloc | grep -v apple.com | sed -e 's/
To use it, open up the terminal window, cd to the directory which has the webloc files, and type the above command. It will output a list of URLs to the shell that you can easily cut-and-paste into your document.
Update 10-14-09: Just realized that the formatting had gotten messed up in the html encoding, the posted command has been updated now to actually work.