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moveBatch.php file is a maintenance script to move (rename) a batch of pages.

If the target page already exist it will fail with an error message.


Option/Parameter Beschreibung
-u ‎<Benutzer> Benutzername, der in den Log-Einträgen angezeigt wird. Wenn leer, wird der User "Move page script" verwendet.
-r ‎<reason> Gründe für das Verschieben. Wenn leer, wird kein Grund in den Logs angezeigt.
-i ‎<interval> Number of seconds to sleep after each move. If empty, defaults to 0.
--noredirects Suppress creation of redirects
‎<listfile> Datei sollte Zeilen im folgenden Format enthalten:
existing name 1|new name 1
existing name 2|new name 2
existing name 3|new name 3


php /path/to/moveBatch.php --u=user --r=reason --noredirects /path/to/listfile.txt
Parameters need to be addressed with -- and filled with = as shown in the example above.

Suppose, A page called Manual:Wiki Edit was created in main namespace and we want to move it to Help: namespace. How to do that using moveBatch.php?

Command Code for batch moving will be like this:

\path\to\php.exe \path\to\moveBatch.php --u=user --r=reason --noredirects \path\to\listfiles.txt
  • If you have local server, Run Apache+MySQL
  • Make list of pages you want to move and save as xxx.txt file.

Pages name should be arranged like this:

Manual:Wiki Edit|Help:Wiki Edit
Manual:How to use moveBatch.php|Help:How to use moveBatch.php
  • Open your CMD (Command Prompt window).

To open do this press windows key+R key then write cmd and press Enter

  • In CMD show where is your php.exe located, then show where is your moveBatch.php located and finally give where is your list file location

Command will be look e.g. like this:

C:\xampp\core\php55\php.exe C:\xampp\htdocs\mw\maintenance\moveBatch.php --u=user --r=reason --noredirects C:\xxx.txt

That's it!