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View and edit Wikipedia articles as if they were real files !

Warning! WikipediaFS is currently unmaintained. We are looking for a new maintainer to take over the development of the project. If you are interested, please tell us on the project's mailing-list.

WikipediaFS is a mountable Linux virtual file system that allows to read and edit articles from Wikipedia (or any Mediawiki-based site) as if they were real files.

It is thus possible to view and edit articles using your favourite text-editor. Text-editors tend to be more convenient than a simple browser form when it comes to editing large texts and they generally include useful features such as Mediawiki syntax highlighting and spell checking.

WikipediaFS using Kate
Open your article, perform your modifications and save ! That's it, Wikipedia has been updated for you!

Advance usage of WikipediaFS includes easy development of scripts and bots. Programs simply have to deal with normal files because this is WikipediaFS which takes care of the HTTP layer. For example, it would be possible to use WikipediaFS to perform a massive content migration from an existing site to a Mediawiki.

WikipediaFS is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License and provided without any warranty of any kind.


WikipediaFS is expected to work with Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.


Latest version: 0.4

Download area

See the README file and the manual page.

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