Page File Format
You may have many documents that you would like to use a local program to format in a format Pm Wiki can display.
You could open each document and copy/paste the content to new pmwiki pages or you could format the document in advance and upload it using an FTP client.
Only two lines are necessary in a Pm Wiki page file:
version=pmwiki-2.1.0 urlencoded=1 text=Markup text
"version=" tells Pm Wiki that the values are urlencoded. The actual value doesn't matter, as long as "urlencoded=1" appears somewhere in the line.
"text=" needs to have the markup text with newlines converted to "%0a" and percent signs converted to "%25".
In order to let searches and the
(:pagelist :) markup work, make sure the filename begins with an uppercase letter.
In order to have the
(:pagelist link= ... :) markup on other pages list this page, a third attribute is required:
"targets=" is a comma delimited list of all links from the current page (no space following the comma).
Keys you could see in a raw Pm Wiki file:
- Version of Pm Wiki used to create the file More??? (ordered, urlencoded)
- Author's browser when saving the page
- Last author to save page
- The character encoding of the page text
- Change summary
- Page creation time
- Page description. Used to fill
<meta name='description' />if set via
(:description page'sdecription text:)
- Host (IP address) last edited the page
- Name of the page (e.g.,
- encrypted version of the password required to change attributes
- encrypted version of the password required to edit
- encrypted version of the password required to read
- encrypted version of the password required to upload
- Number of times the page has been edited
- Targets for links in the page
- The page's wiki markup
- Time the page was last saved (seconds since 1 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC)
- Page title set via
(:title The Page Title:).
- Character used for newlines (deprecated)
- The version to which Pm Wiki has been updated to by
upgrades.php(only on SiteAdmin.Status)
Below these you will see information used to keep track of the page's revision history.
A simple way to create a wikipage file to use for distribution (for example with a recipe or a skin) is to create the page with Pm Wiki and then use a text editor to delete all lines but version, text, and ctime. Example:
version=pmwiki-2.1.0 ordered=1 urlencoded=1 text=This is a line.%0aThis is another. ctime=1142030000
Keeping track of page history
Inside of a page file, Pm Wiki stores the latest version of the markup text, and uses this to render the page. The page history is kept as a sequence of differences between the latest version of the page and each previous version.
Pm Wiki normally puts the page history at the end of each page file in reverse chronological sequence, and sets the "ordered=1" items in the header. If an operation needs only the most recent version of a page, then Pm Wiki will stop reading and processing a page file at the point where the history begins, potentially saving a lot of time and memory. If the "ordered=1" flag isn't present, Pm Wiki makes no assumptions about the ordering of items in the pagefile and processes the entire file.
Load pages from text files
Unix utility to extract wiki text
This one-line sed command extracts and prints the text of a Pm Wiki 2.x file (could be aliased, eg. pmcat):
sed -n 's/^text=//; s/%0a/\n/gp; s/%3c/</gp; s/%25/%/gp' Group Name.Page Name
#!/bin/tcsh # wtext - extract wiki text # # wtext wikifile > output set fn = "$1" if ("$fn" == "") then echo "need input file parameter" exit 999 endif if (! -f $fn) then echo "$fn does not exist" exit 999 endif rm sedin.$$ >& /dev/null set ch = `grep ^newline= $fn | cut -d= -f2` if ("$ch" == "") set ch = "%0a" cat <<eof > sedin.$$ s/^text=// s/$ch/\ /g s/%3c/</g s/%25/%/g eof grep "^text=" "$1" | sed -f sedin.$$ rm sedin.$$ >& /dev/null
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