ikiwiki allows to commit changes to the doc wiki over the git://... protocol. It would be nice if there'd be a uniform way to view these changes before git pushing. For the GNU Hurd's web pages, we include a render_locally script, http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/render_locally, with instructions on http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing/web_pages.html, section Preview Changes. With ikiwiki, one can use make docwiki, but that excludes a set of pages, as per docwiki.setup. --tschwinge

ikiwiki -setup some.setup --render file.mdwn will build the page and dump it to stdout. So, for example:

ikiwiki -setup docwiki.setup --render doc/todo/preview_changes_before_git_commit.mdwn | w3m -T text/html

You have to have a setup file, though it suffices to make up your own if you don't have the real one. Using ikiwiki.info's real setup file won't actually work since it uses a search plugin that gets unhappy if this is not in /srv/web/ikiwiki.info. --Joey