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<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Bittorrent|738" />
      <page pageid="5" ns="0" title="Main Page" />
      <page pageid="748" ns="0" title="Basic PoorMans" />
      <page pageid="1075" ns="1" title="Talk:Knoppix Customizations" />
      <page pageid="1130" ns="0" title="Unix command shell" />
      <page pageid="1135" ns="0" title="Cd" />
      <page pageid="1137" ns="0" title="Current events" />
      <page pageid="1260" ns="0" title="Echo" />