[Pdx-pm] Moved my websites from kwiki to moinmoin

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Tue Jan 25 19:23:20 PST 2011

Some months ago, I kvetched about kwiki.  It was suggested that
Ingy be strapped to a chair with his eyes taped open and forced
to write a converter to a supported wiki.

That seemed cruel, so I spent last weekend converting content
on my wikis (about 400 pages) to MoinMoin, mostly with a text
editor and bleeding fingers and eyeballs.

Kwiki, out of the box, used a GET response for the page name:


Moin, being 20% less evil, uses what sane humans would expect:


So I exercised my laughably non-existent mod_rewrite skills to
add a rule to the VirtualHost in apache httpd.conf:

   RewriteEngine on

   RewriteRule   ^/moin_static182/ -  [last]

+  RewriteRule   ^/?index.cgi                                   \
+     /home/www/dirvish/moin/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/%{QUERY_STRING}   \
+        [last,type=application/x-httpd-cgi]

   RewriteRule   ^/?(.*)                                        \
      /home/www/dirvish/moin/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/$1                \

This seems to work.  Suggestions welcome.  Suggestions for 
tormenting Ingy should be sent to less inhibited folk.


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com         Voice (503)-520-1993
KLIC --- Keith Lofstrom Integrated Circuits --- "Your Ideas in Silicon"
Design Contracting in Bipolar and CMOS - Analog, Digital, and Scan ICs

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