jacob i went through this one already, symlinks and so on don't work, and the page gets converted to /fields/ which is not what is desired.
the nonstandard extension gets ikiwiki to leave the file alone, thus allowing it to be downloaded unmodified.
hm. it *might* be ok. checking at 3am is a bit challenging. tomorrow.
(In reply to Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton from comment #1)
> hm. it *might* be ok. checking at 3am is a bit challenging. tomorrow.
I ended up with the file named fields.text and a symlink named fields.txt.
I changed the download code in soc.git to name the local file fields.txt, but download through the fields.text url.
*grumble* :) ok. that's probably the bit of the puzzle i couldn't
work out. thanks jacob.
oh, one annoying thing with git submodules i just discovered, jacob:
you have to "git pull" in the submodule then actually commit the
resultant modifications to .gitmodules
if you don't it can cause conflicts during merge/rebase.
just got badly caught out by that one, and couldn't recover it.