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[Orgmode] Export Org files to TWiki format

From: Baoqiu Cui
Subject: [Orgmode] Export Org files to TWiki format
Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 21:05:05 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)


Recently I wrote an XSL stylesheet that converts DocBook documents to
TWiki (http://www.twiki.org/) format, and it can be used to convert Org
files to TWiki format using DocBook exporter as a bridge.  I have used
it to generate some of my recent TWiki documents at work from Org mode
files, and it worked pretty well.  Now Org-mode can be used as a TWiki

If you are interested, you can get the stylesheet from


The following Elisp function can be used to export Org file to TWiki
using this stylesheet (the only external tool that you need is

(defun org-export-as-twiki ()
  "Export Org file to TWiki."
  (message "Exporting to TWiki...")
  (let* ((wconfig (current-window-configuration))
         (docbook-buf (org-export-as-docbook))
         (filename (buffer-file-name docbook-buf))
         (base (file-name-sans-extension filename))
         (twiki-file (concat base ".twiki")))
    (and (file-exists-p twiki-file) (delete-file twiki-file))
    (message "Processing DocBook XML file...")
     (format "xsltproc --output %s /Users/bcui/docbook2twiki/docbook2twiki.xsl 
             twiki-file (shell-quote-argument filename)))
    (message "Processing DocBook file...done")
    (if (not (file-exists-p twiki-file))
        (error "TWiki file was not produced")
      (set-window-configuration wconfig)
      (message "Exporting to TWiki...done")

Originally I started with writing Org-to-TWiki exporter in Elisp, but
realized that I had to duplicate a lot of code from the DocBook exporter
after 99% of the work was done.  Writing the stylesheet is little harder
for me, but it proves that DocBook exporter can be helpful in some
case. ;-)

Please let me know if you have any comments.


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