Manual:protect.php

DetailsEdit

protect.php file is a maintenance script that handles protecting and unprotecting a page.

Options/ArgumentsEdit

This script takes the title of the page as the first argument.

Tip: Spaces inside a title must be replaced with underscores ( _ ), or use double quotation marks like "Foo Bar"


This script accepts these options:

Option Required Default value
--unprotect Removes protection Optional
--semiprotect Adds semi-protection Optional
--cascade Add cascading protection Optional
--user Username to protect with Optional
--reason Reason for un/protection Optional

UsageEdit

php maintenance/protect.php title [ --unprotect| --semiprotect| --cascade| --user| --reason ]

Allowing only autoconfirmed users to edit the pageEdit

Terminal
$ php maintenance/protect.php "Lorem" --semiprotect --reason "Allowing only autoconfirmed users to edit"

Updating protection status... done

Allowing only sysop users to edit the pageEdit

Terminal
$ php maintenance/protect.php "Lorem" --cascade --reason "Allowing only sysop users to edit"

Updating protection status... done


Removing protection from a pageEdit

Terminal
$ php maintenance/protect.php "Lorem" --unprotect --reason "Removing protection"

Updating protection status... done

Protecting a page as username "Foo"Edit

If you don't pass the --user option to the script, it will perform the action with user User:Maintenance script.

Terminal
$ php maintenance/protect.php "Lorem" --cascade --user "Foo" --reason "Allowing only sysop users to edit"

Updating protection status... done

See alsoEdit