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NAME

       wikipedia2text — displays Wikipedia entries on the command line

SYNOPSIS

       wikipedia2text  [-BCnNoOpPsSuU]   [-b  prog]   [  {-c  | -i  | -I }  patt]  [-l lang]  [-W
       base-url]  [-X "browser options"]  Query

       wikipedia2text  -o [-b prog]  [-l lang]  Query

       wikipedia2text [-h]

       wikipedia2text  -v

       wikipedia2text  -r

DESCRIPTION

       This manual page documents briefly the wikipedia2text command.

       wikipedia2text fetches and  renders  Wikipedia  articles  using  a  text-mode  web-browser
       (currently  recognises  elinks,  links2,  links, lynx and w3m) and display the text of the
       article on STDOUT respectively in a pager.

OPTIONS

       The program recognizes the following command line options:

       -b prog   Use program prog as browser.

       -B        Do not use browser configured via configuration file or environment.

       -c patt, -I patt
                 Colorize case-sensitive pattern patt in output.

       -C, -N    Colorize output.

       -h        Show help and a summary of options.

       -i patt   Colorize case-insensitive pattern patt in output.

       -l lang   use Wikipedia in language lang. See the Wikipedia Languages entry  elsewhere  in
                 this document.

       -n        Do not colorize output.

       -o        Open the Wikipedia page in the browser.

       -O        Do not open the Wikipedia page in the browser.

       -p        Use a pager (set by default).

       -P        Don't use a pager.

       -r        Display a random Wikipedia article.

       -s        Display only the summary of the Wikipedia article.

       -S        Display the full content of the Wikipedia article and not only the summary.

       -u        Just print the URL of the Wikipedia page and exit.

       -U        Display  the full content of the Wikipedia article and not only print the URL of
                 the page.

       -v        Show version number.

       -W base-url
                 use base-url as base URL for wikipedia (e.g. use  a  different  wiki),  querying
                 this URL will happen by appending the search term.

       -X browser-options
                 pass through browser-options to browser, e.g. "-width 180". (Warning: must be in
                 quotes if multiple options should be passed; browser specific, not checked.)

ENVIRONMENT

       The following environment variables are recognized:

       ABROWSER  Browser to use as default instead of to found or configured web browser.

       IGNCASE   Default value for case-sensitivity of colorizing  the  output.  Can  be  set  to
                 "true" or "false".

       LOCAL     Default  value for language in which Wikipedia should be used. See the Wikipedia
                 Languages entry elsewhere in this document.

       OUTPUTURL Determines, if wikipedia2text should display  only  the  URL  of  the  Wikipedia
                 article by default. Can be set to "true" or "false".

       PAGER     Default  value  for  pager  to  use.  Can  also be set to "true", in which case,
                 wikipedia2text tries to figure out the  appropriate  pager,  or  "false",  which
                 means not to use a pager at all.

       SHORT     Determines,  if  wikipedia2text should display only the summary of the Wikipedia
                 article by default. Can be set to "true" or "false".

       USEBROWSER
                 Determines, if wikipedia2text should open the Wikipedia page via openurl in  the
                 globally  set default browser, i.e. Firefox or Konqueror, by default. Can be set
                 to "true" or "false".

FILES

       $HOME/.wikipedia2textrc
                 Will  be  sourced  from  wikipedia2text  on  startup.  Should  contain  variable
                 assignments. The same variables as for the environment are recognised.

WIKIPEDIA LANGUAGES

       wikipedia2text currently supports the following Wikipedia languages:

       af        Cape Dutch (Afrikaans)

       als       Alemannic

       ca        Catalan

       cs        Czech

       da        Danish

       de        German

       en        English

       eo        Esperanto

       es        Spanish

       fi        Finnish

       fr        French

       hu        Hungarian

       ia        Interlingua

       is        Islandic

       it        Italian

       la        Latin

       lb        Luxembourgian

       nds       Low German

       nl        Dutch

       nn, no    Norwegian (Nynorsk and Bokmål)

       pl        Polish

       pt        Portuguese

       rm        Rhaeto-Romanic

       ro        Romanian

       simple    Simple English

       sk        Slovak

       sl        Slovenian

       sv        Swedish

       tr        Turkish

SEE ALSO

       elinks(1), links(1), links2(1), lynx(1), w3m(1)

AUTHOR

       wikipedia2text  was  written by Christian Brabandt <cb@256bit.org>. Patches also from Axel
       Beckert <abe@deuxchevaux.org>.

       This manual page was written by Axel Beckert <abe@deuxchevaux.org> for the  Debian  system
       (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License  (GPL),  Version  2  any  later
       version published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian  systems,  the  complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

HISTORY

       wikipedia2text was first released by Christian Brabandt  on  in  his  blog  (link  to  URL
       http://blog.256bit.org/archives/126-Wikipedia-in-der-Shell.html)   with  as  script  named
       wiki. Some users may find it useful to create an alias with that name for speeding up  the
       typing of a wikipedia2text command if no other command of that name is present.

OTHER INFO

       The  current  version  of  wikipedia2text  should  be available at on Christian Brabandt's
       website (link to URL http://www.256bit.org/~chrisbra/wiki) .

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