[Mediawiki-l] Deleting wanted pages?

Sean O'Connor sean at transabled.org
Fri Aug 24 21:13:43 UTC 2007


Thanks for the response Joshua.  It seems to do what I want, but it
also seems like it would take longer and more fiddling to setup than
to go through the pages and manually editing them! :)

On 8/25/07, Joshua C. Lerner <jlerner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/23/07, Sean O'Connor <sean at transabled.org> wrote:
> > Is there a way to delete all the links to wanted pages in one fell
> > swoop?  My wiki is quite young and there are no wanted pages that
> > aren't a result of the installation itself.  I'd like to clear all
> > these links, but don't particularly want to go trhough a few dozen
> > pages to remove the [[brackets]] manually.
> >
> > Is there a way to do this through a script?
>
> You can use the script replace.py (part of pywikipediabot) to scan the
> pages of your wiki, and remove the brackets when the target page
> doesn't exist. (You can compile a list of wanted pages at your
> Special:Wantedpages page.)
>
> It's a little tricky to get up to speed with the bot, but well worth the effort.
>
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Using_the_python_wikipediabot
>
> Joshua
>
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