ikiwiki-calendar man page

ikiwiki-calendar — create calendar archive pages


ikiwiki-calendar [-f] your.setup [pagespec] [startyear [endyear]]


ikiwiki-calendar creates pages that use the ikiwiki/directive/calendar directive, allowing the archives to be browsed one month at a time, with calendar-based navigation.

You must specify the setup file for your wiki. The pages will be created inside its srcdir, beneath the archivebase directory used by the calendar plugin (default "archives").

To control which pages are included on the calendars, a ikiwiki/PageSpec can be specified. The default is all pages, or the pages specified by the comments_pagespec setting in the config file. A pagespec can also be specified on the command line. To limit it to only posts in a blog, use something like "posts/* and !*/Discussion".

It defaults to creating calendar pages for the current year. If you specify a year, it will create pages for that year. Specify a second year to create pages for a span of years.

Existing pages will not be overwritten by this command by default. Use the -f switch to force it to overwrite any existing pages.


While this command only needs to be run once a year to update the archive pages for each new year, you are recommended to set up a cron job to run it daily, at midnight. Then it will also update the calendars to highlight the current day.

An example crontab:

0 0 * * * ikiwiki-calendar ~/ikiwiki.setup 'posts/* and !*/Discussion'


This command uses two templates to generate the pages, calendarmonth.tmpl and calendaryear.tmpl.

plugins/calendar setup option

Most of the goals of this command can be replaced by setting up calendar_autocreate setup option (of plugin plugins/calendar), and running ikiwiki --setup you.setup. The only thing that ikiwiki-calendar can do and that ikiwiki cannot is forcing page generation (using -f switch).


Joey Hess <joey@ikiwiki.info>