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Manual:populateCategory.php

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populateCategory.php file is a maintenance script to populate the category table. This table keeps track of how many articles, files and subcategories are in a category. It is also used for displaying information on Special:Categories page. This script is automatically run by update.php if updating from before MediaWiki 1.13.

If you have incorrect counts of how many articles are in a category, you can run this script with the --force option to regenerate category statistics.