Is there any reason they are tar.gz files of one file and not simply
bzip2 of the file contents? Wikidata dumps are bzip2 of one json and
that allows parallel decompression. Having both tar (why tar of one
file at all?) and gz in there really requires one to first decompress
the whole thing before you can process it in parallel. Is there some
other way I am missing?
Wikipedia dumps are done with multistream bzip2 with an additional
index file. That could be nice here too, if one could have an index
file and then be able to immediately jump to a JSON line for
Also, is there an API endpoint or Special page which can return the
same JSON for a single Wikipedia page? The JSON structure looks very
useful by itself (e.g., not in bulk).
On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 4:57 PM Ariel Glenn WMF <ariel(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
I am pleased to announce that Wikimedia Enterprise's HTML dumps  for
October 17-18th are available for public download; see
for more information. We
expect to make updated versions of these files available around the 1st/2nd
of the month and the 20th/21st of the month, following the cadence of the
standard SQL/XML dumps.
This is still an experimental service, so there may be hiccups from time to
time. Please be patient and report issues as you find them. Thanks!
Ariel "Dumps Wrangler" Glenn
 See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Enterprise
for much more
about Wikimedia Enterprise and its API.
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