Easily escape HTML for a WordPress post

Here’s a one-liner for converting angle brackets and other characters that need escaping. This will work on any system that has Python installed. Run this command:

python -c 'import cgi; import sys; print cgi.escape(sys.stdin.read())' | pbcopy

Once you hit enter on the command above, paste the content to convert and after pasting hit enter followed by ctrl+d.

If you’re not on OS X, remove the pipe to pbcopy. If you are on OS X, your converted text is now in your clipboard!


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