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gitbacked Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

  • 2022-07-31 "Igor" yes
  • 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" yes
  • 2018-04-22 "Greebo" unknown
  • 2017-02-19 "Frusterick Manners" unknown

plugin Sync/store pages and media in a git repository. So you can show/edit your human-readable wiki dir (e.g. documentation) with DokuWiki and store it together with your source code in the same git repository.

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Similar to git

Tagged with collaboration, git, storage


Search and install the plugin using the Extension Manager. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually. For all releases and release notes look at gitbacked releases.

Suggested Directories / Structure

To avoid conflicts with the git repository and the DokuWiki files/directories we suggest to use a different directory structure.

For example, add the following setting values to your local.php in the global conf directory of your DokuWiki Installation.

  • $conf['datadir'] = './data/gitrepo/wiki/pages';
  • $conf['mediadir'] = './data/gitrepo/wiki/media';

Attention: Do not forget to move the original pages and media folders (./data/pages and ./data/media) to the new location (./data/gitrepo/wiki/), otherwise DokuWiki will not find any pages and media files.

If you use this structure, you have to setup the corresponding paths for this plugin as well (in the Admin-Area of DokuWiki in the section gitbacked). Set repoPath to ./data/gitrepo and repoWorkDir to ./data/gitrepo/wiki. This means, that all wiki related files are located in the directory wiki in your git repository.

The plugin creates a new repository in the specified repoPath, if needed. If you want to use an existing git repository, clone the repository to e.g. /tmp/yourrepo. Subsequently, copy all data (don't forget the .git folder) from /tmp/yourrepo to ./data/gitrepo.

Congrats! You are finished and every page edit is committed to the git repository.

If you want to push all changes to the remote origin, enable the pushAfterCommit setting in the next section.

Configuration and Settings

  • pushAfterCommit

If activated, every commit (page edit) is pushed to the remote repository. Activate this flag if you already cloned from a remote location and the git environment is configured correctly (attention: it has to be configured for the webserver/php user)

  • periodicPull

If activated, the system executes a pull request and updates the local git repository. Thus, external commits on page files are merged from the remote.

  • periodicMinutes

Defines the period (in minutes) for the periodic pull request executions.

  • commitMsg, commitMsgDel, commitMediaMsg, commitMediaMsgDel

The template strings which are used for the different commit messages (page edits, media edits, page deletion, media deletion). The variables %page%,%media%, %summary% and %user% can be used and are replaced with the corresponding values during the commit process.

  • repoPath

The path to your git repository (root) – set to the savedir by default (./data). Note that this cannot be an absolute path. It must be a relative path from the savedir.

  • repoWorkDir

Path of the git working tree, must contain “pages” and “media” directories (e.g. the savedir). Note that this cannot be an absolute path. It must be a relative path from the savedir.

  • ignorePaths

Paths or files (comma separated) that will be ignored and not added by git (currently simple wildcard string matching of paths is performed).

  • gitPath

Path to the git binary (if empty, the default “/usr/bin/git” will be used).

  • addParams

Specify additional parameters for the git binary. For example, if you cannot set default git configuration values for the webserver's system user you can add some basic information by specifying additional parameters. e.g. -c http.sslVerify=false -c"<%mail%>" -c"%user%" deactivates the SSL certificate check and specify the user's email and name which are used for the commits. The value in addParams is placed directly after the git binary when executing some git command. The variables %mail% and %user% can be used and are replaced with the corresponding values before being passed on to git.

Known Bugs and Issues

plugin/gitbacked.txt · Last modified: 2022-10-21 16:18 by

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