Hobby-hacking Eric


personal gitit wiki on MacOS X

Here's a quick little recipe for using gitit as a personal wiki on MacOS X. I assume here you already have the wiki itself set up, and now you just want it to run automatically in the background whenever you log in. You can do this by using launchd.
  1. Download net.johnmacfarlane.gitit.plist from this Gist
  2. Replace the WorkingDirectory with the path to your personal wiki
  3. Replace the last part of the PATH to include your cabal directory, and possibly something like /usr/local/bin or /opt/local/bin if you're using Git instead of Darcs
  4. Save the file in ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  5. Test it with launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents, maybe using the Console application to search for logs should something go wrong.
  6. Log out and log back in (or maybe even restart your computer if you want to be sure)
Helpful bits and pieces:
  • This MacGeekery article
  • launchd.plist man page
  • Property List Editor in Developer Tools (beats looking at XML)
Edit 2010-12-04: Fixed broken link