Manual:deleteEqualMessages.php

MediaWiki version:
1.21

DetailsEdit

deleteEqualMessages.php file is a maintenance script to delete all pages in the MediaWiki namespace of which the content is equal to the system default. This is useful to make sure all messages will be pulled from TranslateWiki.net once wiki is upgraded.

Options/ArgumentsEdit

Option Description Required?
--delete Does the deletion of the pages. Optional
--delete-talk Delete talk pages as well; do not leave orphaned talk pages behind. Should be used together with "--delete". Optional
--lang-code Check for subpages of this lang-code (default: root page against content language) Optional

UsageEdit

php maintenance/deleteEqualMessages.php [ --delete| --delete-talk| --lang-code ]


Checking potential deletionEdit

Terminal
$ php maintenance/deleteEqualMessages.php

Checking for pages with default message...
... fetching message info for content language
1 pages in the MediaWiki namespace override messages.
1 pages are equal to the default message (+ 0 talk pages).

List:
* [[MediaWiki:Mywatchlist]]

Run the script again with --delete to delete these pages

Making actual deletionEdit

Terminal
$ php maintenance/deleteEqualMessages.php --delete

Checking for pages with default message...
... fetching message info for content language
1 pages in the MediaWiki namespace override messages.
1 pages are equal to the default message (+ 0 talk pages).

...deleting equal messages (this may take a long time!)...
* [[MediaWiki:Mywatchlist]]

done!

See alsoEdit