This is very simple terminal interface (TUI) for managing personal mediawiki installation.
I have a mediawiki installation on personal server for storing various notes, ranging from family addresses to code
snippets, configuration files and commands I rarely use and can't remember.
While standard web-interface is functional, you have to launch a browser and it takes numerous clicks to find anything.
I find it much more convenient to use `$ wiki my_commands` or `$ wiki search IP` as shown below:
pywiki supports both python2 and python3. If you have a choice, use python3.
Recommended way is to use PyPI:
sudo pip3 install pywiki # or sudo pip install pywiki
or, if you want to install from source:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:sniku/pywiki.git
sudo python3 setup.py install # or sudo python2 setup.py install
create a config file in `~/.config/wiki_client.conf`
# This is the only required config directive, all the others are optional.
# force an editor. Otherwise your default editor will be used.
# I use vim, but you can use gedit or "gvim --nofork" or whatever you like.
# This is only required if you want to edit articles as a logged in user. (You have to create an account first)
# This is only required if your wiki installation is behind an additional HTTP auth.
#### VIM syntax coloring
If you happen to use `vim` as your editor, you may want to copy the vim
syntax coloring files for nicer editing experience.
`cp -r pywiki/vim ~/.vim`
### Most common use case
Most common use case is to open specific article for editing or viewing
`$ wiki my_article`
Ar this point article `my_article` will be opened in your text editor.
If article doesn't exist, it will be created.
wiki [go] <article_name>
wiki [go] <article_name> < stdin_file.txt
wiki append <article_name> <text>
wiki log <article_name> <text>
wiki cat <article_name>
wiki mv <article_name> <new_name>
wiki upload <filepath> [<alt_filename>]
### Interactive mode
This goes to interactive mode:
Wiki command: go my_commands
Opening "my_commands" # at this point your default editor is opened with the content of "my_commands"
#### Searching for a note
Wiki command: /IP # this is shortcut for "search IP"
Searching for "IP"
1: Sysadmin tools
nmap -sT -PN -n -sV -p- 192.168.5.63 # scan the shit out of this IP == ip configuration ==
2: Kzk notes
select ip , count( ip ) as ile group by ip
IP : 192.168.5.254
4: Work notes
Subnet mask Example IP
Select 1, 2, 3, 4 to open the article
Wiki command: 3
Opening "Network" # opens content of "Network" in your default editor
#### Uploading a file
By default mediawiki requires you to log-in before you can upload a file so fill in your username and password in the
config file first.
`$ wiki upload ~/path/to/file.txt`
#### Quick edits
This is the a quick way to append short text to the end of your article:
`$ wiki append my_article "some text here"`
It's great for integrating with other programs. You can run this for example in cron.
There's alternative version if you want to append text from a text file:
`$ wiki my_article < ~/path/to/some_file.txt`
There's also a logging function:
`$ wiki log my_article "I did a thing!"`
This results in appending something like this to the end of the article:
2016-08-21 15:54 I did a thing!
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