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rebuildtextindex.php is a maintenance script used to [re]create the text index that allows users to use the search facility in your wiki. You should run it if you see that search gives no or few results.

This may take several hours, depending on the database size and server configuration.

Options/Arguments edit

This script does not take any options or arguments.

Usage edit

php maintenance/rebuildtextindex.php


Notes edit

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  • Note that before MediaWiki 1.25 this script does only add new entries to the searchindex table for existing pages, but it doesn't purge that table to remove deleted pages. If you get wrong search results (e.g. because deleted pages are still in the searchindex table data), this script will not help (task T64276). To purge old entries, delete all rows of that table before running the script. This is no longer necessary since MediaWiki 1.25 where this bug has been fixed.

See also edit