31 May 2016 - by 'Maurits van der Schee'
The "wped" command line Wikipedia client has received an update. It now supports language selection and it has an alternative "wikt" command for Wiktionary. Formerly the tool was hard-coded to connect to "en.wikipedia.org", but now both the language and domain can be chosen. This change was initiate by a community pull request and I love the way this works on Github.
Below you see a sample usage of the "wped" command:
maurits@nuc:~$ wped wikipedia Search results Wikipedia Wikipedia (/ˌwɪkᵻˈpiːdiə/ or /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdiə/ WIK-i-PEE-dee-ə) is an Internet encyclopedia, supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia Foundation Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons (or simply Commons) is an online repository of free-use images, sound, and other media files. maurits@nuc:~$
You can read a full article using the "-f" flag.
Below you see a sample usage of the "wikt" command:
maurits@nuc:~$ wikt -f command-line command line English Noun command line (plural command lines) 1. A shell, a command line interface; usually used with the definite article. I'm so used to the command line that I don't even know how to find things in the GUI. The command line offers a lot of helpful features, such as tab completion and wildcard expansion. 2. (computing) The text prompt presented to the user in a command line interface. Type the following at the command line: du -s -h. 3. A line of text that is entered at such a prompt. Use the following command line to compile a file without linking: gcc -c main.c -o main.o Translations text prompt * Chinese: * Japanese: コマンドライン (komandorain) Mandarin: 命令行 * Persian: خط فرمان (xatt-e (mìnglìngháng) farmân) * Portuguese: linha de * Czech: příkazový řádek m, příkazová comando f řádka f * Romanian: text de comandă, * Dutch: opdrachtregel c, linie de comandă (linie commandoregel (nl) c textuală de comandă) * French: ligne de commande (fr) f * Russian: кома́ндная * German: Kommandozeile f, строка́ (ru) f (komándnaja Befehlszeile f stroká) source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/command_line maurits@nuc:~$
You can search for words by leaving out the "-f" flag.
You find this free software on Github.