riki is a MediaWiki client written in Ruby.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install riki
Working with Wikipedia
# Optional - this step is only required if you are working with a non-english Wikipedia Riki.url = 'http://de.wikipedia.org/w/api.php' # find a page ruby = Riki::Page.find('Ruby') # query its properties ruby.last_modified # some date
Working with a custom MediaWiki installation that requires authentication
# Tell riki where to to use Riki.url = 'http://example.com/wiki/api.php' Riki.username = 'jon_doe' Riki.password = 's3cret' # everything else is the same as above
riki comes with a simple command-line app that takes one or more titles of wikipedia pages and prints the Wikipedia page as plain text to STDOUT. Additional tools can be chained, e.g.
fmt can be used to achieve word wrapping:
riki "Sinatra_(software)" | fmt -w $COLUMNS
Riki uses RestClient under the hood, to the simplest way to understand what goes wrong is to turn on logging for RestClient. For the bin script, the simplest way to achieve that is to set the appropriate environment variable:
RESTCLIENT_LOG=stdout riki Ruby
This command will invove the
riki script with RestClient's logging set to STDOUT.
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Added some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request