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1 == MediaWiki Maintenance ==
2 
3 The .sql scripts in this directory are not intended to be run standalone,
4 although this is appropriate in some cases, e.g. manual creation of blank tables
5 prior to an import.
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7 Most of the PHP scripts need to be run from the command line. Prior to doing so,
8 ensure that the LocalSettings.php file in the directory above points to the
9 proper installation.
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11 Certain scripts will require elevated access to the database. In order to
12 provide this, first create a MySQL user with "all" permissions on the wiki
13 database, and then set $wgDBadminuser and $wgDBadminpassword in your
14 LocalSettings.php
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16 === Brief explanation of files ===
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18 A lot of the files in this directory are PHP scripts used to perform various
19 maintenance tasks on the wiki database, e.g. rebuilding link tables, updating
20 the search indices, etc. The files in the "archives" directory are used to
21 upgrade the database schema when updating the software. Some schema definitions
22 for alternative (as yet unsupported) database management systems are stored
23 here too.
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25 The "storage" directory contains scripts and resources useful for working with
26 external storage clusters, and are not likely to be particularly useful to the
27 vast majority of installations. This directory does contain the compressOld
28 scripts, however, which can be useful for compacting old data.
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30 === Maintenance scripts ===
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32 As noted above, these should be run from the command line. Not all scripts are
33 listed, as some are Wikimedia-specific, and some are not applicable to most
34 installations.
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36  changePassword.php
37  Reset the password of a specified user
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39  cleanupSpam.php
40  Mass-revert insertion of linkspam
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42  createAndPromote.php
43  Create a user with administrator (and optionally, bureaucrat) permissions
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45  deleteOldRevisions.php
46  Erase old revisions of pages from the database
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48  dumpBackup.php
49  Backup dump script
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51  edit.php
52  Edit a page to change its content
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54  findHooks.php
55  Find hooks that aren't documented in docs/hooks.txt
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57  importDump.php
58  XML dump importer
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60  importImages.php
61  Import images into the wiki
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63  moveBatch.php
64  Move a batch of pages
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66  namespaceDupes.php
67  Check articles name to see if they conflict with new/existing namespaces
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69  nukePage.php
70  Wipe a page and all revisions from the database
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72  reassignEdits.php
73  Reassign edits from one user to another
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75  rebuildImages.php
76  Update image metadata records
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78  rebuildmessages.php
79  Update the MediaWiki namespace after changing site language
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81  rebuildtextindex.php
82  Rebuild the fulltext search indices
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84  refreshLinks.php
85  Rebuild the link tables
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87  removeUnusedAccounts.php
88  Remove user accounts which have made no edits
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90  runJobs.php
91  Immediately complete all jobs in the job queue
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93  undelete.php
94  Undelete all revisions of a page
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96  update.php
97  Check and upgrade the database schema to the current version
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99  updateRestrictions.php
100  Update pages restriction to the new schema
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102  userOptions.php
103  Change user options