[Mediawiki-l] Delete User contributions and Logs

DanTMan dan_the_man at telus.net
Wed Jan 30 03:13:28 UTC 2008

^_^ Actually, most of the maintenance scripts are just old cruft... Most 
of them don't get any attention paid to them or are even maintained.
Previously stated as per: emufarmers at gmail.com

The only script I know of that's _confirmed_ to be safe to run under 1.11 is
update.php, but most of them _should_ work.  Probably.  Anyway, would you
run something called deleteOldRevisions.php without a backup?  :) 

So running any of the mantenance scripts is fine, just don't be the 
idiot that never backs up their database before trying something out. 
Attempting to do anything involving database alterations is stupid if 
you haven't backed up.

~Daniel Friesen(Dantman) of:
-The Gaiapedia (http://gaia.wikia.com)
-Wikia ACG on Wikia.com (http://wikia.com/wiki/Wikia_ACG)
-and Wiki-Tools.com (http://wiki-tools.com)

jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
>> deleteOldRevisions.php
> < But again,that doesn't take the page out of the database.
> Then you need the followup 1-2 punch extra strength deleteArchivedRevisions.php.
>> Has the script been confirmed as safe to run under, e.g., 1.11?
> Why of course, else they wouldn't include it right there in the
> maintenance directory. Ask yourself, do you worry about each
> program in /usr/bin/* on your Linux/GNU system? Of course not.
> Oh, I see. You think the maintenance directory is like some college
> dorm refrigerator. Never mind the bulb being burned out, let's just
> reach in and...
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