Manual:pageExists.php

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Details[edit]

pageExists.php file is a maintenance script to report whether a page with a specific title exists. It will print out the result to standard output with a meaningful text, and will set the exit status of the script to 0 if the page exists.

This script is very useful for bash and other scripting languages where we need to work with exit status code.

Options/Arguments[edit]

Argument Description Required?
<Page title> Page title to be checked Required

Usage[edit]

php maintenance/pageExists.php "page title"


Terminal
$ php maintenance/pageExists.php "Main Page"

Main Page exists.


Example echoing the exit status:

Terminal
$ php maintenance/pageExists.php "Main Page" ; echo "Exit Status" $?

Main Page exists.
Exit Status 0

Exit status = 0 means the page exists

Exit status = 1 means the page does NOT exist.

See also[edit]