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Wiki configuration#

The least painful approach to defining the location of your Wiki files is to have them on the same drive as your Tomcat (or other web server) installation, and define the location in Unix format. For example, files in C:\JSPWiki\files are defined in the configuration file as /JSPWiki/files.

Make also sure to change the setting for log4j.appender.FileLog.File in jspwiki.properties if you want a log-file to be created. This setting is hidden quite well near the end of the config-file. The format is the same as the jspwiki.fileSystemProvider.pageDir-setting, i.e. backslashes must be duplicated.

Version control#

If you need RCS-based version control for your JSPWiki installation on a Windows machine, download the implementation from http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/trinkle/RCS/. You only need the executables in the win32 directory of the rcs57pc1.zip.

The RCS executables will not work unless you set:

  • PATH environment variable to point to the location of the executables
  • TZ environment variable to a value suitable for your locale (this value must be set; I have failed to get it working properly, though)
  • You also may need to set the LOGNAME environment variable; see JSPWikiOnWindows for more details.

Version control alternative#

You might also want to try out the VersioningFileProvider, which provides versioning without RCS. It has not been tested as extensively as RCSFileProvider, but it's quite a lot easier to set up.

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