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This is my personal wiki which is running under gollum

How set up your own wiki

Gollum is a great Git-powered wiki with a nice and shiny frontend. To set it up to running under pow there are just a few steps needed.

First create a new directory for your new wiki and create an empty git repository in it.

$ mkdir ~/wiki
$ cd ~/wiki
$ git init

Use rvm to create a gemset to keep all together and isolated.

$ rvm gemset create wiki
$ echo 'rvm <your-ruby-version>@wiki' > .rvmrc

Get bundler and create a new gemfile

$ gem install bundler

Into the gemfile you put:

source ""

gem 'gollum'
gem 'powder' # a great pow cli

Install the gems

$ bundle install # ([more info](

Create a file with the following content

require "gollum/frontend/app"

Precious::App.set(:gollum_path, File.dirname(__FILE__))
Precious::App.set(:wiki_options, :base_path => File.expand_path('~/wiki'))
run Precious::App

If you want to have your wiki posts in a different branch than the master branch, just add the following to the wiki options

Precious::App.set(:wiki_options, :refs => 'your_branch_name')

If you not already have installed pow just run

$ powder install

Ready to take off, run powder and your in!

$ powder # Your application is now available at


gollum - A simple, git powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend

rvm - Ruby version manager

bundler - A tool that manages gem dependencies for your ruby application

pow - Zero-configuration Rack server for Mac OS X

powder - a great pow command line interface