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Bug#325417: ITP: wikipedia2text -- displays Wikipedia articles on the command line

Subject: ITP: wikipedia2text -- displays Wikipedia articles on the command line
Package: wnpp
Owner: Axel Beckert <abe@deuxchevaux.org>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : wikipedia2text
  Version         : 0.05
  Upstream Author : Christian Brabandt <cb@256bit.org>
* URL             : http://www.256bit.org/~chrisbra/wiki
* License         : Public Domain
  Description     : displays Wikipedia articles on the command line

This bash script fetches Wikipedia articles (currently supports
English and German) using elinks or lynx -dump, strips off everything
not related to the content and displays the content in pager, sends it
to standard out, opens the Wikipedia article in a (possibly GUI)
browser or just shows the URL of the Wikipedia article.

The original script is named "wiki" which seems useful when regarding
how fast it's typed, but inappropriate for installing it somewhere
system wide, because wiki is a concept and not a short form for
wikipedia. So I plan to call script and package "wikipedia2text".

License: Public domain

License Details: The author wrote in his (German written) blog
at http://blog.256bit.org/archives/126-Wikipedia-in-der-Shell.html:

  Wer's haben will, mag es nehmen und damit tun was auch immer er mag. 

Which means roughly translated to English:

  Anyone who wants it can take it and do whatever he wants to do with

I asked the author by mail if this statement should mean the script is
public domain and and he acknowledged it.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.18-bf2.4
Locale: LANG=, LC_CTYPE= (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

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