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       ikiwiki - a wiki compiler


       ikiwiki [options] source destination

       ikiwiki --setup setupfile [options]


       ikiwiki  is  a  wiki  compiler. It builds static HTML pages for a wiki, from source in the
       ikiwiki/Markdown language (or others), and writes it out to destination.

       Note that most options can be shortened to single letters, boolean flags such as --verbose
       can  be  negated with --no-verbose, and options such as --verbose can also be spelled like


       These options control the mode that ikiwiki operates in.

              Refresh the wiki, updating any changed pages. This is the default  behavior  if  no
              other  mode  action  is  specified (but note that --setup is a mode action, and has
              different default behavior).

              Force a rebuild of all pages.

       --setup setupfile
              Load options from the given setup file. If  no  other  mode  action  is  specified,
              generate  wrappers  and rebuild the wiki, as if --rebuild --wrappers were used.  If
              you only want to build any changed pages, you can use --refresh with --setup.

       --changesetup setupfile
              Reads the setup file, adds any configuration changes specified  by  other  options,
              and  writes  the  new  configuration  back  to  the  setup  file.  Also updates any
              configured wrappers. In this mode, the wiki is not fully rebuilt, unless  you  also
              add --rebuild.

              Example, to enable some plugins:

               ikiwiki --changesetup ~/ikiwiki.setup --plugin goodstuff --plugin calendar

       --dumpsetup setupfile
              Causes  ikiwiki  to  write  to  the  specified  setup file, dumping out its current

              If used with --setup --refresh, this makes it also update any configured wrappers.

              This makes ikiwiki clean up by removing any files it generated in  the  destination
              directory,  as  well  as any configured wrappers, and the .ikiwiki state directory.
              This  is  mostly  useful  if  you're  running  ikiwiki  in  a  Makefile  to   build
              documentation and want a corresponding clean target.

       --cgi  Enable  CGI  mode.  In  cgi mode ikiwiki runs as a cgi script, and supports editing
              pages, signing in, and registration.

              To use ikiwiki as a CGI program you need to use --wrapper or --setup to generate  a
              wrapper.  The wrapper will generally need to run suid 6755 to the user who owns the
              source and destination directories.

       --wrapper [file]
              Generate a wrapper binary that is hardcoded to do action  specified  by  the  other
              options, using the specified input files and destination directory. The filename to
              use for the wrapper is optional.

              The wrapper is designed to be safely made suid and be run by untrusted users, as  a
              post-commit hook, or as a CGI.

              Note that the generated wrapper will ignore all command line parameters.

              If  the  plugins/aggregate  plugin  is  enabled, this makes ikiwiki poll configured
              feeds and save new posts to the srcdir.

              Note that to rebuild previously aggregated posts, use the  --rebuild  option  along
              with  this  one.  --rebuild  will  also  force feeds to be polled even if they were
              polled recently.

       --render file
              Renders a single file, outputting the resulting html. Does not save state, so  this
              cannot  be used for building whole wikis, but it is useful for previewing an edited
              file at the command line. Generally used in conjunction with --setup to load  in  a
              wiki's setup:

               ikiwiki --setup ~/ikiwiki.setup --render foo.mdwn

              Run  in  post-commit  mode,  the  same as if called by a post-commit hook.  This is
              probably only useful when using ikiwiki with  a  web  server  on  one  host  and  a
              repository  on  another,  to allow the repository's real post-commit hook to ssh to
              the web server host and manually run ikiwiki to update the web site.

              Print ikiwiki's version number.


       These options configure the wiki. Note  that  plugins  can  add  additional  configuration
       options of their own. All of these options and more besides can also be configured using a
       setup file.

       --wikiname name
              The name of the wiki, default is "wiki".

       --templatedir dir
              Specify   the   directory   that   templates   are   stored   in.     Default    is
              /usr/share/ikiwiki/templates,  or  another location as configured at build time. If
              the templatedir is changed, missing templates will still be  searched  for  in  the
              default  location  as  a fallback. Templates can also be placed in the "templates/"
              subdirectory of the srcdir.

              Note that if you choose to copy and modify ikiwiki's templates, you will need to be
              careful  to  keep  them  up  to date when upgrading to new versions of ikiwiki. Old
              versions of templates do not always work with new ikiwiki versions.

       --underlaydir dir
              Specify the directory that is used to underlay the source directory.  Source  files
              will  be  taken  from  here  unless  overridden  by a file in the source directory.
              Default is /usr/share/ikiwiki/basewiki or another location as configured  at  build

       --wrappermode mode
              Specify a mode to chmod the wrapper to after creating it.

       --wrappergroup group
              Specify  what  unix group the wrapper should be owned by. This can be useful if the
              wrapper needs to be owned by a group other than the default.   For  example,  if  a
              project  has  a  repository  with  multiple  committers with access controlled by a
              group, it makes sense for the ikiwiki wrappers to run setgid to that group.

       --rcs=svn|git|.., --no-rcs
              Enable or disable use of a revision_control_system.

              The source directory will be assumed to be a working copy, or  clone,  or  whatever
              the revision control system you select uses.

              In  CGI mode, with a revision control system enabled, pages edited via the web will
              be committed.

              No revision control is enabled by default.

       --svnrepo /svn/wiki
              Specify the location of the svn repository for the wiki.

       --svnpath trunk
              Specify the path inside your svn  repository  where  the  wiki  is  located.   This
              defaults  to  trunk;  change  it  if  your  wiki  is  at some other path inside the
              repository. If your wiki is rooted at the top of the repository, set svnpath to "".

       --rss, --norss
              If rss is set, ikiwiki will default to generating RSS feeds for pages that inline a

              If  allowrss is set, and rss is not set, ikiwiki will not default to generating RSS
              feeds, but setting rss=yes in the inline directive can override  this  default  and
              generate a feed.

       --atom, --noatom
              If atom is set, ikiwiki will default to generating Atom feeds for pages that inline
              a blog.

              If allowatom is set, and rss is not set, ikiwiki will  not  default  to  generating
              Atom  feeds, but setting atom=yes in the inline directive can override this default
              and generate a feed.

       --pingurl URL
              Set this to the URL of an XML-RPC service to ping when an RSS feed is updated.  For
              example, to ping Technorati, use the URL

              This  parameter  can  be  specified  multiple times to specify more than one URL to

       --url URL
              Specifies the URL to the wiki. This is a required parameter in CGI mode.

              Specifies the URL to the ikiwiki CGI script wrapper.  Required  when  building  the
              wiki for links to the cgi script to be generated.

       --historyurl URL
              Specifies  the  URL to link to for page history browsing. In the URL, "[[file]]" is
              replaced with the file to browse. It's common to use ViewVC for this.

              Specifies the email address that ikiwiki should use for sending email.

       --diffurl URL
              Specifies the URL to link to for  a  diff  of  changes  to  a  page.  In  the  URL,
              "[[file]]" is replaced with the file to browse, "[[r1]]" is the old revision of the
              page, and "[[r2]]" is the new revision. It's common to use ViewVC for this.

       --exclude regexp
              Specifies a rexexp of source files to exclude from processing.   May  be  specified
              multiple times to add to exclude list.

       --include regexp
              Specifies  a  rexexp of source files, that would normally be excluded, but that you
              wish to include in processing.  May be specified multiple times to add  to  include

       --adminuser name
              Specifies  a  username  of a user (or, if openid is enabled, an openid) who has the
              powers of a wiki admin. Currently allows locking of any page, and banning users, as
              well    as    powers   granted   by   enabled   plugins   (such   as   [[moderating
              comments|plugins/moderatedcomments]]  and  plugins/websetup.   May   be   specified
              multiple times for multiple admins.

              For an openid user specify the full URL of the login, including "http://".

       --plugin name
              Enables  the  use  of the specified plugin in the wiki.  Note that plugin names are
              case sensitive.

       --disable-plugin name
              Disables use of a plugin. For example "--disable-plugin htmlscrubber"  to  do  away
              with HTML sanitization.

       --libdir directory
              Makes  ikiwiki  look in the specified directory first, before the regular locations
              when loading library  files  and  plugins.  For  example,  if  you  set  libdir  to
              "/home/you/.ikiwiki/",     you     can     install     a    plugin    as

       --discussion, --no-discussion
              Enables or disables "Discussion" links from being added  to  the  header  of  every
              page. The links are enabled by default.

       --numbacklinks n
              Controls  how  many  backlinks should be displayed at the bottom of a page.  Excess
              backlinks will be hidden in a popup. Default is  10.  Set  to  0  to  disable  this

       --userdir subdir
              Optionally,  allows  links  to  users  of  the  wiki  to  link  to  pages  inside a
              subdirectory of the wiki. The default is to link to pages in the toplevel directory
              of the wiki.

       --htmlext html
              Configures the extension used for generated html files. Default is "html".

       --timeformat format
              Specify  how  to  display  the  time  or  date.  The format string is passed to the
              strftime(3) function.

       --verbose, --no-verbose
              Be verbose about what is being done.

       --syslog, --no-syslog
              Log to syslog(3).

       --usedirs, --no-usedirs
              Toggle creating output files named page/index.html (default) instead of page.html.

       --prefix-directives, --no-prefix-directives
              Toggle new '!'-prefixed syntax  for  preprocessor  directives.   ikiwiki  currently
              defaults to --prefix-directives.

       --w3mmode, --no-w3mmode
              Enable  w3mmode,  which  allows w3m to use ikiwiki as a local CGI script, without a
              web server.

              Only  send  cookies  over  an  SSL  connection.  This  should  prevent  them  being
              intercepted.  If  you enable this option then you must run at least the CGI portion
              of ikiwiki over SSL.

       --gettime, --no-gettime
              Extract creation and modification times for each new page  from  the  the  revision
              control's  log. This is done automatically when building a wiki for the first time,
              so you normally do not need to use this option.

       --set var=value
              This allows setting an arbitrary configuration variable, the same as if it were set
              via  a  setup  file.  Since  most  commonly  used  options  can be configured using
              command-line switches, you will rarely need to use this.

       --set-yaml var=value
              This is like --set, but it allows setting configuration variables that use  complex
              data structures, by passing in a YAML document.


       ikiwiki --setup my.setup

              Completely (re)build the wiki using the specified setup file.

       ikiwiki --setup my.setup --refresh
              Refresh the wiki, using settings from my.setup, and avoid rebuilding any pages that
              have not changed. This is faster.

       ikiwiki --setup my.setup --refresh --wrappers
              Refresh the wiki, including regenerating all wrapper programs, but do  not  rebuild
              all  pages.  Useful  if  you have changed something in the setup file that does not
              need a full wiki rebuild to update all pages, but that you want to immediately take

       ikiwiki --rebuild srcdir destdir
              Use srcdir as source and build HTML in destdir, without using a setup file.

       ikiwiki srcdir destdir
              Use  srcdir  as  source  to  update changed pages' HTML in destdir, without using a
              setup file.



              This controls what C compiler is used to build wrappers. Default is 'cc'.

       CFLAGS This can be used to pass options to the C compiler when building wrappers.






       Joey Hess <>