[MediaWiki-l] Permanently remove old revisions and unused files?

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 23:17:18 UTC 2016


Why?  Space is rarely an issue...

George William Herbert
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> On Feb 4, 2016, at 12:38 PM, Mickey Feldman <mfeldman at vigil.com> wrote:
> 
> I have been looking for an extension or process to remove all revisions of pages "older than _date_" or "all but the last _n_", but have not found anything close.
> 
> This is a private corporate wiki used for internal documentation. Pages evolve, but then generally stabilize and are then only for reference and rarely edited. There is no need to keep the 100's of revisions that grew them to their final form.
> 
> Likewise, there are older and unused versions of uploaded files that are just clutter.
> 
> Extension:Nuke does not meet this need.
> Extension:DeleteBatch doesn't either.
> Extension:DeletePagePermanently - nope.
> 
> There are maintenance scripts for Deleting Archived revisions and purging old text - also not what I'm looking for.
> 
> So far I'm finding no way to do this other than manually, one page at a time, which is a no go. There are 10s of thousands of pages.
> 
> I may have to write a new extension from scratch, but I'm finding it hard to believe this functionality does not already exist.
> 
> Have I overlooked something obvious? Am I the only one who has wanted something like this?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> 
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> M. Feldman
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