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Details[edit | edit source]

edit.php file is a maintenance script to edit an article from the command line

Usage[edit | edit source]

php edit.php [options...] <title>

Options[edit | edit source]

Option/Parameter Description
-u <user> Username
-s <summary> Edit summary
-m Minor edit
-b Bot (hidden) edit
-a Enable autosummary
--no-rc Do not show the change in recent changes

If the specified user does not exist, it will be created. If no username has been provided, the edit will be attributed to user "Maintenance script", created if needed. The text for the edit will be read from stdin.

Examples[edit | edit source]

php edit.php -s "Quick edit" -m Page_I_want_to_edit < file_containing_wikitext

The above will edit the page Page_I_want_to_edit (marking the edit minor) so it contains the contents of the file file_containing_wikitext using the edit summary Quick edit.

php getText.php "page_title" | sed -e 's/\bfoo\b/bar/g' | php edit.php "page_title"

The above will take the text of the page page_title from your wiki, replace every occurrence of the word foo with the word bar, and save the result back to the page page_title. You can do many complex text transformations of page text this way; see your unix manual's entry for sed.