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Yea, that is a cool article, and I think were among the first few I read that pushed me towards Emacs and Org mode.

I am curious to know how you manage your content with Oddmuse via Emacs? Do you prefer the web interface for your posts? What do you think is the best route to use Org mode based source files that feed my oddmuse wiki?

Currently, I just paste the markdown export of Org mode entries into the webpage.

For what it is worth, I’ve re-setup at http://testwiki.ragavan.co.

shrysr 2020-01-16 19:40 UTC


Personally, I use my own Oddmuse Mode which uses curl to communicate with Oddmuse as a sort of “proof of concept” that it is possible.

As for Org Mode, I don’t know. Perhaps somebody would have to write some Markup Rules to turn Org Mode Markup to HTML using Perl? Such code exists but since Oddmuse can be configured for a variety of markup rules, this is always a moving target unless you control the modules installed.

– Alex Schroeder 2020-01-16 22:31 UTC


Hi Alex,

I understand what you mean by a moving target.

I’ve just got set up oddmuse-curl and the oddmuse exporter. The org exporter will work well for me. Perhaps it may have been achieved via ox-pandoc, I do recall trying the zimwiki and docuwiki export formats.

My next question is regarding setting up multiple wikis using oddmuse-curl. I’ve gone through the .el file and used :

(setq oddmuse-wikis
      '(("EmacsWiki" "https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs" utf-8 "uihnscuskc" nil)
	("sr" "http://testwiki.ragavan.co" utf-8 "abcd" nil)))

I have sr listed as above in oddmuse-reload. However no files are available to be opened and thus downloaded via curl.

Things work as expected with editing the Emacswiki though. I would appreciate advice on this. I tried using only a single wiki, but that did not seem to work for my wiki either.

shreyas 2020-01-18 17:30 UTC


How strange. So you’re seeing the wiki listed when you use oddmuse-edit but then you don’t get any pages to complete against? Do you see the curl command used in *Messages*? Can you call it on the command line and verify that it works? Perhaps your website is set up such that curl is being blocked?

– Alex Schroeder 2020-01-18 20:53 UTC


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