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       MediaWiki to LaTeX - compile MediaWiki pages via LaTeX to PDF


       mediawiki2latex [OPTION] -o FILE -u URL


       MediaWiki  to  LaTeX  will fetch MediaWiki pages from a URL. It will fetch all its content
       recursively, i.e. subpages and pictures. Then the source code is converted to LaTeX, using
       the  user template MAP if specified, or a default template otherwise.  The LaTeX output is
       stored in LATEXTREE if provided. Finally a PDF if generated from the LaTeX source code  if
       an  appropriate LaTeX compiler is found. Note that it will automatically run several times
       to make sure all references are resolved.  All steps can be controlled  with  command-line


       -c, --copy=LATEXTREE
              Write all generated LaTeX files to the specified folder.

       -g, --vector
              Keep vector graphics in vector form.

       -h, --html
              Use mediaWiki generated HTML as input (default).

       -z, --zip
              Output LaTeX Source Archive.

       -b, --epub
              Output epub file.

       -d, --odt
              Output odt file. Open Document Text (for wordprocessors)

       -i, --internal
              Use internal template definitions.

       -x, --hex=CONFIG
              Take  configuration data from hex encoded string given on the command line. This is
              only needed to avoid malicious shell injecion via the web form of the server

       -m, --mediawiki
              Use mediaWiki to expand the templates.

       -k, --bookmode
              Use book-namespace mode for  expansion.  That  means:  Follow  all  links  but  not

       -o, --output=FILE
              Specify the PDF output file.

       -p, --paper=SIZE
              Set the paper size. Possible values are A4, A5, B5, letter, legal, executive.

       -r, --resolution=DPI
              Set the maximum image reolution in dot-per-inch. The argument should be an integer.

       -s, --server=PORT
              Run as server. Listen on PORT

       -t, --templates=MAP
              Specify the user template map file. Usually called templates.user.

       -l, --headers=EADERSPATH
              The  the path to the LaTeX headers, which should be used. May be omitted. Useful in
              combination -t.

       -u, --url=URL
              The input URI. It should point to a MediaWiki page.

       -?, -v, --version, --help
              Show help options together with version number.


       MediaWiki features a powerful  template  system  which  will  control  the  appearance  of
       specific  parts  in  the text. This system can be used to our advantage to further control
       the appearance of the resulting PDF. You can tell MediaWiki to LaTeX to use the host  site
       template  result  directly  in the PDF, or you can use a custom template of yours. See the
       $XDG_DATA_DIRS/mediawiki2latex/latex for a template example.


       All the downloaded files are kept into memory, so there will not be  any  MediaWiki  files
       remaining  on  disk  after  the  process. However, the generated LaTeX files -- the `LaTeX
       tree' -- need to be written on disk in order to produce the PDF. These files  are  written
       to /tmp/MediaWiki$$ by default. This folder will be removed when the program exits.

       However  you may want to keep the generated LaTeX tree on disk for LaTeX customiwation and
       to fasten future builds. If you use the -c option  to  set  the  LaTeX  tree  folder,  the
       program will not remove it on exit so you can continue to use it.

       The LaTeX tree is made of three folders:

       header A folder containing the LaTeX options, the special pages, the package loading, etc.

       images All the original picture files used in the article.

       main   The complete LaTeX version of the source document is stored in main.tex.

       To compile the PDF file yourself, simply run `xelatex' on the main.tex file. For instance:

              xelatex LaTeX-tree/main/main.tex

       You may need to run it several times to make sure all references are resolved.


       MediaWiki  to  LaTeX was mainly developed by Dirk H√ľnniger <>.
       Other contributors are listed in the AUTHORS file.

       This man page was written by Pierre Neidhardt <>.