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A command-line interface for fetching summaries of wikipedia pages.

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A command-line interface for fetching summaries of Wikipedia pages. It is built over Jonathan Goldsmith’s wikipedia library.

Takes a query to Wikipedia as an argument and an optional language flag.


The program is available on pypi, so you can just run:

$ pip install wikipedia-cli


The language default is English:

$ wikipedia helsinki


Helsinki (/hɛlˈsɪŋki/; Finnish pronunciation: [ˈhelsiŋki]; Swedish:
Helsingfors) is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is in the
and worst cities to live in globally, Helsinki placed among the
world's top ten cities.

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The desired language is specified with the -l flag:

$ wikipedia -l fi helsinki


Helsinki (ruots. Helsingfors) on Suomen pääkaupunki ja Uudenmaan
maakuntakeskus. Se sijaitsee Suomenlahden pohjoisrannalla Uudenmaan
vuonna 1640. Helsingistä tuli Suomen suuriruhtinaskunnan pääkaupunki
vuonna 1812 ja Suomen pääkaupunki maan itsenäistyessä vuonna 1917.

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