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PROGRAM:

NAME


editmoin - Edit MoinMoin wiki pages in your favourite editor

SYNOPSIS


editmoin http://moinmo.in/WikiSandBox

editmoin -t SomeTemplate http://moinmo.in/WikiSandBox

DESCRIPTION


editmoin allows you to edit Moin wiki pages with your preferred editor. It means you can
easily edit your pages, without the usual limitations of most web browsers' text areas.

Its usage is simple and straightforward. Just provide moin's web page url as the first
parameter. For example:

editmoin http://moinmo.in/WikiSandBox

You can also use the -t parameter, to inform a template to base this page on. For example:

editmoin -t SomeTemplate http://moinmo.in/WikiSandBox

CHANGE SETTINGS


While you're editing a page you'll notice that a few settings are available at the top of
the page. These settings are preceded by a @ symbol, and are immediately followed by the
page body. These settings allow you to inform, for example, if you want subscribing users
to be notified of your changes, or provide a comment for your change. Their functionality
is simple, and their meaning, format, and usage should be obvious to you.

SELECTING YOUR EDITOR


The default editor is vi. If you want to use any other, just set the EDITOR environment
variable accordingly.

SETTING YOUR USERNAME


For editmoin to be able to authenticate you against the moin site you're accessing, it
must know your username. For that, you must edit the file ~/.moin_users and insert URL ID
pairs in it. For example:

http://moinmo.in YourUserName

http://wiki.ubuntu.com

http://example.com/moin/moin.cgi AnotherUserName

If the server needs Basic HTTP Authentication you can use something like:

https://user:password@example.com/moin/moin.cgi YourUserName

For using shortcuts (see below), and also for better control, defining URLs without
usernames in that file is valid.

SETTING YOUR MOIN ID EXPLICITLY


In remote times, authentication was done in moin using an ID, consisting mostly of
numbers. Nowadays moin was improved to work with a more traditional username/password
scheme. Even then, if the traditional username scheme mentioned above doesn't work for
you, IDs may still be obtained after authentication, when the moin site sends your browser
a MOIN_ID or MOIN_SESSION cookie.

Setting moin IDs consists of changing a file named ~/.moin_ids and inserting URL ID pairs
in it. For example:

http://moinmo.in 987654321.321.54321

http://wiki.canonical.com

http://example.com/moin/moin.cgi 123456789.123.12345

If the server needs Basic HTTP Authentication you can use something like:

https://user:password@example.com/moin/moin.cgi 123456789.123.12345

You can use a command like this to create a ~/.moin_ids file from your current Firefox
profile:

sqlite3 -separator ' ' .mozilla/*/*.default/cookies.sqlite \
"SELECT host,value FROM moz_cookies WHERE name LIKE 'MOIN_SESSION'" \
| sed 's_^_https://_' > ~/.moin_ids

For using shortcuts (see below), and also for better control, defining URLs without IDs in
that file is valid.

ALIASES


Besides using shortcuts, it's also possible to define URL aliases in a file named
~/.moin_aliases. This file should contain lines with pairs of "alias translation". For
instance:

script http://moinmo.in/ScriptMarket

With this line present, one may execute a command like follows:

editmoin script/EditMoin

and get the expected result.

Notice that unlike shortcuts, aliases must match exactly to be considered. After the
alias is translated, the resulting URL is also processed for matching shortcuts as
specified below.

SHORTCUTS


Instead of using the whole URL, you may use a shortcut, which consists of any substring of
an URL contained in ~/.moin_users and/or ~/.moin_ids, followed by a slash and an optional
subpath. For instance:

editmoin canonical/FrontPage

PROXIES


If you're behind a proxy, set the http_proxy environment variable, as usual.

BACKUPS


Editing a moin page may take several minutes, or even hours sometimes. With this in mind,
after you change some page it is saved in a file named ~/.moin_lastedit even before trying
to commit it. This gives an extra protection against casual problems. Note that this file
is overwritten every time a page is successfuly changed, so save it somewhere if you want
to keep it.

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