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README.md

Description

DokuVimKi is a Vim plugin which allows you to edit DokuWiki pages via DokuWikis XML-RPC interface. It also does syntax highlighting for DokuWiki syntax.

Installation

The recommended way to install DokuVimKi is via a Vim plugin manager like vim-plug or pathogen.vim.

For vim-plug, add the following to the vim-plug section of your ~/.vimrc, which enables the DokuVimKi plugin only when first connecting to a DokuWiki:

Plug 'kynan/dokuvimki', {'on': 'DokuVimKi'}

For pathogen.vim, simply run the following:

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone git://github.com/kynan/dokuvimki

Alternatively, download the plugin and unpack it in your ~/.vim/ folder.

vim needs to be compiled with python support, which should be the case for most distributions e.g. vim-gnome or vim-gtk on Debian/Ubuntu.

The dokuwikixmlrpc python module needs to be installed. Install it with:

pip install dokuwikixmlrpc

Note that vim will use the Python interpreter it was built with (if you haven't built vim yourself this will be your system Python) and you will need to install it for that interpreter. If you'd like to use a virtualenv you need a vim plugin like virtualenv.vim.

You'll also have to install a recent development version of DokuWiki itself in order to use this plugin! For details on how to setup XMLRPC for DokuWiki please refer to config:xmlrpc.

If you want to enable syntax highlighting without issuing :set syntax=dokuwiki when editing pages of a local wiki just put this in your ~/.vimrc to make VIM auto-detect DokuWiki files (this is not required for editing remote wikis via DWedit):

" looks for DokuWiki headlines in the first 20 lines
" of the current buffer
fun IsDokuWiki()
  if match(getline(1,20),'^ \=\(=\{2,6}\).\+\1 *$') >= 0
    set textwidth=0
    set wrap
    set linebreak
    set filetype=dokuwiki
  endif
endfun

" check for dokuwiki syntax
autocmd BufWinEnter *.txt call IsDokuWiki()

syntax on

Configuration

To configure the plugin just add the following to your ~/.vimrc and change the values to your needs.

" user name with which you want to login at the remote wiki
let g:DokuVimKi_USER = 'username'

" password
let g:DokuVimKi_PASS = 'password'

" url of the remote wiki (without trailing '/')
let g:DokuVimKi_URL  = 'https://yourwikidomain.org'

" width of the index window (optional, defaults to 30)
let g:DokuVimKi_INDEX_WINWIDTH = 40

" set a default summary for :w (optional, defaults to [xmlrpc dokuvimki edit])
let g:DokuVimKi_DEFAULT_SUM = 'fancy default summary'

Once you are set and done you can launch DokuVimKi:

:DokuVimKi

Commands

For a detailed list of available commands please consult the dokuvimki help:

:help dokuvimki-commands

Tips

Shell aliases

To speed up the editing you could add some aliases to your $SHELLrc:

alias vidoku='viDokuVimKi() { vim +DokuVimKi +"DWedit $1" }; viDokuVimKi'
alias gvidoku='gviDokuVimKi() { gvim +DokuVimKi +"DWedit $1" }; gviDokuVimKi'

Usage example:

vidoku playground:DokuVimKi

This will create a DokuVimKi document within the playground namespace.

Outsource DokuVimKi Configuration

A good idea is to outsource your DokuVimKi configuration. To do so, store your settings in a seperate file like ~/.vim/dokuvimkirc. You can increase security be setting the file permission properly

chmod 600 ~/.vim/dokuvimkirc

To include this file in your ~/.vimrc use following code:

" Include DokuVimKi Configuration
if filereadable($HOME."/.vim/dokuvimkirc")
  source $HOME/.vim/dokuvimkirc
endif

Create separate aliases for different dokuwikis

One way of keeping your .vimrc lean and mean is to avoid loading dokuvimki specific configuration file unless you want to edit the wiki, while retaining all your other .vimrc magic. To do this simply create a separate configuration directory called ~/.dokuwiki which should contain mywiki.vim:

source ~/.dokuwiki/macros_dokuvimki.vim
let g:DokuVimKi_USER = 'mywikiuser'
let g:DokuVimKi_PASS = 'mywikipassword'
let g:DokuVimKi_URL  = 'http://mywiki.org'
source ~/.dokuwiki/dokuvimki.vim

The last bit displays the list of wiki pages by default. Then you are free to define a custom macros_dokuvimki.vim that applies to all your dokuwiki vim bindings:

" ensures you retain your normal .vimrc magic
source ~/.vimrc
" remap save commands for convenience
nmap <S-z><S-z> :DWsave<CR>

" looks for DokuWiki headlines in the first 20 lines
" of the current buffer
fun IsDokuWiki()
   if match(getline(1,20),'^ \=\(=\{2,6}\).\+\1 *$') >= 0
      set textwidth=0
      set wrap
      set linebreak
      set filetype=dokuwiki
   endif
endfun

" check for dokuwiki syntax
autocmd BufWinEnter *.txt call IsDokuWiki()

"Authentication has been moved to "~/.dokuwiki/mywiki.vim" specific files

" optional Cursorline, I feel makes editing a bit easier on the eye
"highlight CursorLine guibg=lightgreen cterm=bold ctermbg=17

Invoking dokuvimki via shell alias

Set a distinct alias in your bash shell (usually your ~/.bashrc file) to edit mywiki using dokuvimki:

alias vidmywiki='vi -u ~/.dokuwiki/mywiki.vim

Now all you need to do on your bash shell prompt is issue:

vidmywiki

and you'll be automatically authenticated into mywiki while retaining all dokuvimki specific settings within macros_dokuvim.vim for sharing amongst all your dokuwikis. All you have to do is copy the contents of mywiki.vim to mywiki2.vim, edit the credentials and create a matching new alias for mywiki2.vim invocation.

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