Gollum Wiki

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Initial releaseFebruary 16, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-02-16)[citation needed]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inRuby
Size~25 MB
LicenseMIT License

Gollum is a wiki using git as the back end storage mechanism, and written mostly in Ruby. It is the wiki system used by the GitHub web hosting system.[1][2]

Formats supported[edit]

Gollum wikis are simply Git repositories that adhere to a specific format. Gollum pages may be written in a variety of formats including Markdown, AsciiDoc, ReStructuredText, Creole and MediaWiki markup.[3]


Editing the pages can be done via the provided web interface, via its API or with a text editor directly in the git repository.


  1. ^ Cunningham & Cunningham (2014), Gollum wiki
  2. ^ https://wiki.dtg.cl.cam.ac.uk/wiki-help/wiki-help Gollum wiki help page at University of Cambridge Digital Technology Group
  3. ^ (in French) linuxfr.org (2010/08/25), Gollum un wiki propulsé par git [1]

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