[Mediawiki-l] Refresh links (categories only)
robchur at gmail.com
Mon May 7 21:24:17 UTC 2007
On 07/05/07, Rolf Lampa <rolf.lampa at rilnet.com> wrote:
> When doing "systematical" work with categories one would sometimes like
> to refresh the entire database after changes in templates etc. But, the
> categories won't "release" old category markup unless touching the
> articles. Now, updating ALL links flr several hundred thousand articles,
> or more, isn't always desired.
Links due to templates will, in all recent versions of MediaWiki, be
updated as the job queue is executed. To run through all jobs, use the
It's not possible to write a script which only updates the category
link tables and expect it to run any faster, because a brute-force
link table update is needed; we don't know what pages link to
categories, so we have to parse and check them all.
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