Thursday, December 31, 2020

Searching Wikipedia on the Linux command line with wikit

Have you ever imagined looking up some topic on Wikipedia while you're working on the Linux command line? What about displaying the results in a different language? Yes, it's possible. In fact, it's quite easy. The tool that provides this service is called wikit (Wikipedia IT).

To check if wikit is installed on your system, just type "which wikit". If it is, you will get a response like this:

$ which wikit

If it's not, you can install it, but you might need to first install nodejs which wikit depends on and maybe npm as well with a command like one of these:

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Thanks to Sandra Henry-Stocker (see source)

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