I’ve written a small command-line program that downloads the raw wikipedia markup text of the specified article. It does not download images or other supporting media. It does not follow links.

It is designed as a shortcut to using curl or wget in situations where you want article markup. For example, to get the raw markup for the “Abraham Lincoln” article, you’d normally run wget 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Abraham_Lincoln&action=raw'; that’s lame. Instead use wikitext, and just run wikitext "Abraham Lincoln" If you want the markup for the “Baberaham Lincoln” article, you’ll have to write your own program.

wikitext is available on github.