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README add link to tutorial Feb 14, 2011


mw - VCS-like nonsense for MediaWiki websites
Copyright (C) 2011  Ian Weller <> and others

== Setup ==

You can install mw with the

This package is dependent upon python-simplemediawiki:

Also, the default merge tool is `kdiff3`, you can change this in your
.mw/config after initialization.

== Basic workflow ==

mw init
mw login  # if you need/want to
mw pull 'Main Page'
mw commit
mw status

== Commands ==

usage: mw [subcommand]

        commit (ci)    commit changes to wiki   
        diff           diff wiki to working directory
        init           start a mw repo          
        login          authenticate with wiki   
        logout         forget authentication    
        merge          run merge tool on conflicting locate/remove diffs
        pull           add remote pages to repo 
        pullcat        add remote pages to repo belonging to the given category
        status (st)    check repo status     

For a brief tutorial, see:

=== Status command ===

`status` Will show whether a file has been locally modified ('M') or is clean ('C').

=== Pull command ===

The `pull` command has the following features:

* Can pull a new page/file, or update one.
* Can be provided a page name or file name.
* If the wiki has updates, it will pull those unless they conflict 
  with local changes. The user must then resolve/merge conflicts.

== License ==

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program.  If not, see <>.