On Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:44:38 -0800, Brion Vibber wrote:
On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Dan Nessett
I am trying to use changePassword.php to change
the password of a user
(who has forgotten his password). The name of the user has the spanish
character tilde-n in it (UTF-8 \xF1). However, I can't figure out how
to specify this character in the --user= value. When I try to use \xF1,
the maintenance script sees it as the literal character string "xF1".
If I use \\xF1, the script sees the literal character sring "\xF1". I
can't figure out how to get the script to accept the unicode string
If you have a normal UTF-8 terminal, just type or cut-n-paste the "ñ"
however you normally would. If for some reason this isn't available
(sounds like you're expecting an 8-bit locale on your terminal?), I'd
recommend using the user-id with the --userid parameter instead. :)
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Thanks, but it appears the --userid parameter appears in MW versions
later than 1.16.5. Anyway, I was able to locate a utf-8 enabled terminal
and got the password changed.
-- Dan Nessett