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       mount.wikipediafs  —  A program to mount WikipediaFS, a filesystem that allows to view and
       edit Wikipedia articles as if they were real files.


       mount.wikipediafs mountpoint


       This manual page documents the mount.wikipediafs          command  and  general  usage  of

       WikipediaFS  allows  to  view  and  edit  Wikipedia  articles  as if they were real files.
       mount.wikipediafs mounts a WikipediaFS filesystem.

       To connect through an HTTP proxy, it  is  possible  to  use  the  $http_proxy  environment


       The   first   time  WikipediaFS  is  run,  an  XML  configuration  file  is  generated  in
       ~/.wikipediafs/config.xml. It is possible to edit  it  later  to  add  more  Wikipedia  or
       Mediawiki-based  sites. Each site entry can define the following elements. Elements marked
       with an * are mandatory.

       dirname*  Is the name of the directory through which you will access to the site.

       host*     Is the host of the site. For Wikipedia, it will be

       basename* Is the  base  of  urls  used  by  the  site.  Most  of  the  time,  it  will  be
                 /dir/where/mediawiki/is/installed/index.php.   For   Wikipedia,   it   will   be

       username and password
                 Enables to edit articles with one's login.

       httpauth_username and httpauth_password
                 Can be used for Mediawiki sites protected  with  HTTP  authentication  (Apache's

       https     Use HTTPS instead of HTTP.


       mount.wikipediafs mountpoint/

       To  run  mount.wikipediafs  without  root  privileges,  you  may  have  to  set  the right
       permissions for /usr/bin/fusermount and /dev/fuse if your  distribution  has  not  already
       done it for you. For example,

       # adduser your_username fuse

       # chmod 4750 /usr/bin/fusermount

       # chgrp fuse /dev/fuse /usr/bin/fusermount

       (You may have to log out and log in again so that changes are taken into account.)


       fusermount -u mountpoint/

       or simply

       umount mountpoint/


       Alternatively, you can mount WikipediaFS through fstab.

       To do so, add this line to /etc/fstab:

       none /mnt/wfs/ wikipediafs noauto,nouser

       Replace noauto by auto if you want WikipediaFS to be mounted at boot.

       Replace nouser by user if you want to allow simple users to use WikipediaFS.

       A  symbolic  link  from /usr/bin/mount.wikipediafs to /sbin/mount.wikipediafs is needed if
       WikipediaFS is mounted through fstab.

       Then, traditional mount and unmount commands can be used with WikipediaFS.


       This section demonstrates possible usage of WikipediaFS via the command line, though it is
       also possible to use WikipediaFS with a graphical file explorer.

       $ mount /mnt/wfs/

       WikipediaFS is now mounted in /mnt/wfs/

       $ cd /mnt/wfs/

       We are now at the WikipediaFS root.

       $ ls

       This directory has been defined in the configuration file.

       $ mkdir wikipedia-en/

       WikipediaFS   recognizes  the  "site-lang"  pattern  for  the  sites  from  the  Wikimedia

       $ ls  wikipedia-en/

       $ ls wikipedia-en/

       Nothing is listed because we have not used any file yet.

       $ cat wikipedia-en/ | less

       The Japan article is  fetched  on  and  displayed.  Note  that  the  .mw
       extension is required.

       $ ls wikipedia-en/ is now listed because it has been accessed once.

       $ vi

       An  article  can  be edited with a text editor. Looking at the article with a web browser,
       the changes have been performed correctly.

       To give a summary to your changes, use [[Summary: a sentence summary]] in the body of  the
       article. It will be removed before the article is saved.

       $ cp wikipedia-en/ ~/Desktop/

       This backups the online article to the local disk.

       $ cp wikipedia-en/

       This copies the wikipedia-en article to the entry.

       $ rm

       This only removes the article from the directory, not from the site, hopefully.

       $ mkdir -p

       $ vi

       Subpages are supported. You need to create the directories first.


       This manual page was written by Mathieu Blondel .

       This  manual page is (c) 2006-2007 of Mathieu Blondel  and licensed under the terms of the
       GPLv2 or higher


       mount(8), fstab(5)