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DolphinWiki to TWiki Text File Converter

This script converts DolphinWiki text files to the TWiki format. The script is for people who switch over from DolphinWiki to TWiki. It is intended to be used once to convert all existing text files into the TWiki format.

The following syntax rules are converted:

From: To:
%Topic% [[Topic]]
%Web:Topic% [[Web.Topic]]
[1] [<a href="#1">1</a>]
[1: http://...] <a name="1">[1]</a>: http://...


  • DolphinWiki does not track users, so all users are set to "guest" (e.g. to the $defaultUserName variable in TWiki.cfg).
  • The timestamp of the files are preserved; TWiki .txt and .txt,v files are created.


example% dolphin2twiki fromDir toDir

fromDir: Directory containing dolphin .txt files
toDir: Directory where converted .txt and .txt,v files are stored

Attention: toDir is assumed to be empty. Existing files will be overwritten!

Addon Installation Instructions

  • Download the ZIP file from the Plugin web (see below)
  • Unzip dolphin2twiki.zip and copy script to twiki/tools or any location you like. ZIP Content:
    File: Description:
    dolphin2twiki converter script
  • Make the dolphin2twiki script executable
  • The script looks for the TWiki libraries in . and ../lib. Edit dolphin2twiki and to set a different path in case the TWiki libraries can't be found.

Plugin Info

  • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Script to convert DolphinWiki text files to the TWiki format

Add-on Author: TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Copyright: © 2001, TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Add-on Version: 09 Apr 2001
Change History:  
09 Apr 2001: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: TWiki 15 Mar 2001 and later
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.005
Add-on Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/DolphinToTWikiAddOn
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/DolphinToTWikiAddOnDev
Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/DolphinToTWikiAddOnAppraisal

Related Topics: TextFormattingRules

-- PeterThoeny - 09 Apr 2001

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