Fast portable wiki that syncs to your private github repo

I been needing alot of things lately. I was using evernote to keep my notes and ever since they changed their free offering, I’ve had my notes scattered all over notepad++, atom, code, etc and needed a quick and fast place to stop and keep up with my notes. I needed something portable and that will not get deleted, so I came up with my wiki.sh script!


  • tested on macOS, linux, wsl
  • creates wiki directory in your ${HOME}
  • cleanup clearns off everything
  • runs in both http and https
  • ports are configurable
  • do not need root, just need to be part of the docker group



$ curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jlim0930/scripts/master/mywiki.sh -o mywiki.sh
$ chmod a+x mywiki.sh
$ vi mywiki.sh # add your github username and change ports if needed


  • build – will perform a fresh bootstrap. Creates ${HOME}/wiki and clone from github and start the container
  • start – if the container is stopped this will start or build a new one
  • stop – stops the wiki container
  • pull – Will pull from github and restart your container
  • push – will push your local wiki to github

Please note: run ./mywiki.sh push often so that you are constantly backing up your content.

$ ./mywiki.sh start
[DEBUG] Creating /Users/jlim/wiki
Cloning into '/Users/jlim/wiki'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 4195, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (4195/4195), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (3307/3307), done.
remote: Total 4195 (delta 588), reused 4037 (delta 431), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (4195/4195), 34.34 MiB | 19.81 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (588/588), done.
[DEBUG] Creating wiki container

$ ./mywiki.sh push
[main 17202a0] wiki updated 20210223-1629
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
Enumerating objects: 9, done.
Counting objects: 100% (9/9), done.
Delta compression using up to 16 threads
Compressing objects: 100% (5/5), done.
Writing objects: 100% (5/5), 518 bytes | 518.00 KiB/s, done.
Total 5 (delta 3), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 0
remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (3/3), completed with 3 local objects.
To github.com:jlim0930/wiki.git
   f4081ec..17202a0  main -> main
Branch 'main' set up to track remote branch 'main' from 'origin'.

$./mywiki.sh pull
[DEBUG] wiki container is already running
HEAD is now at 17202a0 wiki updated 20210223-1629
Already up to date.

$ ./mywiki.sh cleanup
[DEBUG] Stopping container
[DEBUG] Removing container
[DEBUG] Removing /Users/jlim/wiki directory


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