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TWiki Implementation Notes

Platform

TWiki is written in Perl 5 and uses also some shell commands. The current implementation runs best on a Unix machine, but it is also possible on Microsoft Windows. RCS (for revision control) must be installed on the system.

Directory Structure

Directory: Used for:
twiki/bin TWiki Perl scripts
twiki/bin/TWiki TWiki Perl modules
twiki/bin/TWiki/Plugins Plugins modules
twiki/pub Public files (FileAttachments, images)
twiki/data source text
twiki/templates HTML templates, used by TWiki scripts

Note: You could move the twiki/bin/TWiki library directory (including Plugins ) to twiki/lib/TWiki; the scripts look for a "." and "../lib" relative library path.

Files in twiki/bin

File: Used for:
.htaccess.txt Authentication. Rename to .htaccess and customize if used
attach Script that shows the attach file page (FileAttachment)
delete (not used yet)
edit Script to edit a topic
geturl Script to fetch URL data
mailnotify Script called by cron job to notify users of changes
oops Script that shows an OK or oops dialog
preview Script to preview topic after edit
rdiff Script to see differences of topics
register Script to register new users
save Script that saves a topic, called by preview
search Script that displays search results
statistics Script to create statistics topic
testenv Script to test CGI environment variables
upload Script that does file upload (FileAttachment)
view Script to view a topic ( the script )
viewfile Script to view an file attachment
TWiki.pm Main TWiki library
TWiki.cfg For initialization and configuration, used by TWiki.pm

Files in twiki/bin/TWiki

File: Used for:
Access.pm Access control
Net.pm SMTP mail handling
Plugins.pm Plugin handling
Prefs.pm Preferences handling
Search.pm Search engine, used by wiki.pm
Store.pm Back-end storage, *.txt text file and *.txt,v RCS repository file handling

Files in twiki/bin/TWiki/Plugins

File: Used for:
DefaultPlugin.pm Default plugin
EmptyPlugin.pm Empty plugin, use to create your own

-- PeterThoeny - 03 Mar 2001

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Topic revision: r5 - 04 Mar 2001 - PeterThoeny
 
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