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Tidying Special:Categories

Summary by Kghbln

Documentation extended and issue reported.

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

As one can see on this wiki special page "Categories" shows deleted categories with no reference to them.

My first idea was to use "refreshLinks.php" to help the cause. Since this did not work I used "recountCategories.php" followed by "cleanupEmptyCategories.php". While the first two mentioned scripts actually cleaned up some other stuff, the last one just emitted "...Update 'cleanup empty categories' already logged as completed."

However I still see the artifact category on this special case.

Is there another script I could try to use here? I personally did not find something else which could potentially be adequate for this.

I suspect I might even have found a bug to report here. However I would like to check back for other opinions first.

In the end no big deal to have this cat or not but still ...

Thanks for you time and help. Cheers

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Apparently you need to use the --force parameter of cleanupEmptyCategories.php

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Thanks a lot! Just ran the script using the force parameter and it works. All artifacts are cleared.

I was obviously too much relying on the existing docu on the script's page instead of also having a peep at the script's code itself.

Thanks a lot for your tip, extending the docu and reporting the bug at pabricator! You are great!