Notwiki is a very simple site generator tool, that support a simple subset of markdown in which this document is formatted: notmarkdown.
It supports publication of the same .md files for both http+html and gopher+gph.
This documentation is maintained in the
./doc/ directory of the git repo, and on
make site, a build target regenerates the documentation using notwiki.
The notmarkdown(5) tool will search for
*.md files in all
$srcdir passed as arguments, and each file
$path/file.$ext found, gets copied to the matching
$ notmarkdown index.md | notmarkdown-html >index.html $ notmarkdown index.md | notmarkdown-gph >index.gph
This converts only the content, and adding a header can be done with cat:
$ notmarkdown index.md | notmarkdown-html | cat head.html - >index.html $ notmarkdown index.md | notmarkdown-gph | cat head.gph - >index.gph
$ git clone git://git.z0.is/notwiki $ cd notwiki $ make PREFIX=/usr/local MANPREFIX=/usr/local/man install
It does not support editing files directly through the website: it is one shell script calling one awk script on every page, generating a site in one of these formats:
To add a new converter backend, add in $PATH a script called notmarkdown-$ext that reads notmarkdown from stdin and sends the targetted format to stdout. For instance, a notmarkdown-txt backend that print the document unchanged or a notmarkdown-pdf aiming paper publication.
Strip the protocol part (
gopher:) from all your own links, and eventually remove the domain name as well.
/wiki/ both get mapped to:
So instead of /wiki/page-name.md, use /wiki/page-name/index.md, and use links to
/wiki/page-name/ (with a trailing
/, important for markdown-gph(1)).
No vHosts on Gopher: multiple domains with the same destination point to the same website, unlike the Web where you can redirect them as you wish.
For instance if
//git.example.com/ point to the same server, geomyidae(1) will pick the same
/index.gph for both. A solution is to always use prefixes, like
notmarkdown is Markdown without nesting and HTML. This avoids all edge cases.
For instance, there is a good support for escaping and
`backtick` quoting. See notmarkdown(5) for full description.