Migrating from Dokuwiki to markdown pages

I am in the process of migrating my old wiki from a Dokuwiki installation to a collection of markdown pages that I can maintain with git and some web tools (GitHub, ReadtheDocs, etc).

Steps for this are:

  1. Use dokuwiki2git to export a git repository of the pages

  2. Copy pages to new directory and change permissions of those pages

  3. Convert dokuwiki to markdown using the pandoc mediawiki converter:

    find . -name \*.txt -type f -exec pandoc -f mediawiki -t markdown -o {}.md {} \;
  4. do some custom editing of the new markdown pages

    for file in *.txt.md; do git mv "$file" "${file//txt./}"; done
  5. replace nonbreaking spaces in vim

    :%s/<NBSP>/ /g

    where entering <NBSP> is accomplished with <CTRL-k>+space+space. OR - remove in all files with sed:

    find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/\xC2\xA0/ /g' {} +
  6. Replace other stuff with sed:

    find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/ "wikilink"//g' {} +
    find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/<\/code>/~~~/g' {} +
    find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/<code bash>/~~~/g' {} + 
    find . -type f -exec sed -i 's/-   -   / **/g' {} +
  7. Change all links to the markdown convention of:


    or, for relative links to pages in other subdirectories:

  8. Convert tables - a pain...