Inter Trac Links

Trac supports a convenient way to refer to resources of other Trac servers, from within the Wiki markup. An InterTrac link can be seen as a scoped Trac Links. It is used for referring to a Trac resource located in another Trac environment. A resource can be a wiki page, changeset, ticket or milestone.

List of Active Inter Trac Prefixes

PrefixTrac Site
tracThe Trac Project

Link Syntax

Simply use the name of the other Trac environment as a prefix, followed by a colon, ending with the resource located in the other environment:


The other resource is specified using a regular Trac Links, of any flavor.

That target environment name is either the real name of the environment or an alias for it. The aliases are defined in the trac.ini file, see below. The prefix is case insensitive.

If the Inter Trac link is enclosed in square brackets, like [th:WikiExtrasPlugin], the Inter Trac prefix is removed in the displayed link like a normal link resolver would be, ie the above would be displayed as WikiExtrasPlugin.

For convenience, there is also an alternative short-hand form, where an alias can be used as an immediate prefix for the identifier of a ticket, changeset or report, eg #T234, [T1508], [trac 1508].


It is necessary to set up a configuration for the Inter Trac facility. This configuration has to be done in the Trac Ini file, [intertrac] section, for example:

# -- Example of setting up an alias:
t = trac

# -- Link to an external Trac:
trac.title = Edgewall's Trac for Trac
trac.url =

The .url is mandatory and is used for locating the other Trac. This can be a relative URL in case that Trac environment is located on the same server.

The .title information is used in a tooltip, ie when hovering the cursor over an Inter Trac link.

Finally, the .compat option can be used to enable or disable a compatibility mode:

  • If the targeted Trac is running a version below 0.10 (r3526 to be precise), then it doesn't know how to dispatch an Inter Trac link, and it is up to the local Trac to prepare the correct link. Not all links will work that way, but the most common ones do. This is called the compatibility mode, and is false by default.
  • If you know that the remote Trac knows how to dispatch Inter Trac links, you can explicitly disable this compatibility mode and then any Trac Links can become an Inter Trac link.

Now, given the above configuration, one could create the following links:

  • to this Inter Trac page:
    • trac:wiki:InterTrac trac:wiki:InterTrac
    • t:wiki:InterTrac t:wiki:InterTrac
    • Keys are case insensitive: T:wiki:InterTrac T:wiki:InterTrac
  • to the ticket #234:
  • to the changeset [1912]:
  • to the log range [3300:3330]: Note: the following ones need trac.compat=false:
  • finally, to link to the start page of a remote Trac, simply use its prefix followed by a colon : and inside an explicit link. Example: [th: Trac Hacks]. Since Trac 0.11, note that the remote Trac has to run at least version 0.11 for this to work.

The generic form intertrac_prefix:module:id is translated to the corresponding URL <remote>/module/id, shorthand links are specific to some modules (e.g. #T234 is processed by the ticket module) and for the rest (intertrac_prefix:something), we rely on the Trac Search#quickjump facility of the remote Trac.

See also: Trac Links, Inter Wiki

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