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There is currently only one binary to build a ZIM file, the [[zimwriter]]. This binary uses a pre-filled Postgres Database with a [http://svn.openzim.org/viewvc.cgi/trunk/zimwriter/db/zim-postgresql.sql?view=markup predined scheme]. For example :
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There is currently only one binary to build a ZIM file, the [[ZIMwriter]]. This binary uses a pre-filled Postgres Database with a [http://svn.openzim.org/viewvc.cgi/trunk/zimwriter/db/zim-postgresql.sql?view=markup predined scheme]. For example :
  
 
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Revision as of 18:55, 16 June 2009

There is currently only one binary to build a ZIM file, the ZIMwriter. This binary uses a pre-filled Postgres Database with a predined scheme. For example :

zimwriter -s 1024 --db "postgresql:dbname=mydb" my_zim_file

We want to provide in the future a binary able to work with other input (for example: Wikimedia Foundation XML dumps, or HTML directory).

Two tools are currently able to create/fill this database.

buildZimFileFromDirectory.pl.pl

This script is part of the Kiwix tools and allows to build a ZIM file from a HTML directory containing all necessary ressources.

You need:

  1. Checkout the dumping tools : svn co http://kiwix.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/kiwix/dumping_tools/
  2. Install all necessary PERL modules
  3. run the script like following: ./builZimFileFromDirectory.pl --htmlPath=./html [--indexerPath=./zimindexer] [--zimFilePath=articles.zim]

Wiki2html

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See also