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removeUnusedAccounts.php is a maintenance script. An unused account is one which has no edits, no deleted edits, no log entries (task T36581), and no current/old uploads.

You can use deleteArchivedRevisions.php to first remove deleted revisions (e.g. after a massive vandalism/spam attack) and run removeUnusedAccounts.php afterwards.


Option/Parameter Description Required
--delete Delete the accounts. Running it without the parameter --delete, the script will only list the unused accounts. Optional
--ignore-groups List of comma-separated groups to exclude. Accounts from these groups will not be removed, even if they are unused. Optional
--ignore-touched Skip accounts touched in last N days. If not set, it defaults to "1". In this case the script will check/remove all unused accounts up to the current date, including accounts created just a few seconds ago. Optional


php maintenance/removeUnusedAccounts.php [ --delete| --ignore-groups| --ignore-touched ]

By default, this script lists unused accounts without deleting them. To delete the unused accounts, run this script with --delete.


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