[Mediawiki-l] Page upload tool for Linux?

Christopher Grant chrisgrantmail at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 13:07:12 UTC 2011


There are lots of different libraries for writing scripts that interact with
mediawiki, checkout
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:CREATEBOT#Programming_languages_and_librariesfor
a list.

It would be fairly easy to write a script to create pages from a
database/xml/text files etc

-- Chris

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:19 PM, <ct at braehler.com> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I'm new to this list (and have not yet found a way to search the
> archives), so maybe this topic has been discussed to death before. If so,
> I'd appreciate a hint (when, subject, etc. so I can download the proper
> month from the archives) and ask to accept my apologies..
>
> I'm working on a project where there are a lot of (generated) pages on one
> side and a mediawiki 1.5.1 on the other side. The administrator of the
> wiki is a bit overly careful, so I cannot use the import functionality
> (which works without a problem on my test-wiki at home). Nonetheless, I've
> about 2500 wiki pages to upload... "Open page - copy from editor - paste
> into firefox - save - open next page - etc.pp."  was hard enough for the
> test pages until everything worked like a charm, but by now all the
> converting and generating is just a "make all" and a few minutes of
> runtime - and uploading would be weeks...
>
> Is there a (linux command line) tool out there which accepts a filename
> with wiki content, a wiki address and page name, a username and password
> (or cookie file path) and uploads the file's contents to the wiki?
> Alternatively, is it possible to achieve this somehow with wget?
> Programming & shell skills are available.
>
> I found a bunch of media uploaders, but this is just about uploading
> normal pages, not about uploading media - there are some pictures in the
> project, but they can be handled manually, as they are few.
>
> Yours,
> Christian Treczoks
>
>
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