samwilson/mwcli

A Command Line Interface for managing MediaWiki installations.


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A command line client for MediaWiki wikis.

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[2019-07-01: This is a work in progress and not all documented features are working yet.]

About

MediaWiki CLI (or mwcli for short) is a multilingual cross-platform PHP tool for interacting with MediaWiki installations, to carry out tasks such as uploading and downloading files, and exporting pages.

It is designed to operate on multiple wikis and the configuration for these is stored in the config.yml file. The wikis are usually remote from the computer on which wmcli is run, but can also be local (i.e. it can be used on a server to perform some tasks). The config file can be edited directly, or via commands such as sites:add and sites:modify.

Installation

  1. Clone the repository:

    git clone https://github.com/samwilson/mwcli
    
  2. Install dependencies:

    cd mwcli
    composer install --no-dev
    
  3. Optionally add mwcli to your path:

    echo 'export PATH=$PATH:'$(pwd)/bin >> ~/.profile
    

Usage

sites:add

Add a new site to the config file.

sites:add [-c|--config [CONFIG]] [--url URL]
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'
  • --url — The URL of the wiki. Can be to any page or even api.php. Required.

sites:info

Get general information about a wiki.

sites:info [-c|--config [CONFIG]] [-w|--wiki WIKI]
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'
  • --wiki -w — The mwcli name of the wiki to use. Use sites:list to list all. Required.

sites:list

List all configured sites.

sites:list [-c|--config [CONFIG]]
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'

sites:remove

Remove a site from the config file.

sites:remove [-c|--config [CONFIG]] [-w|--wiki WIKI]
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'
  • --wiki -w — The mwcli name of the wiki to use. Use sites:list to list all. Required.

export:contribs

Export a user's contributions.

export:contribs [-c|--config [CONFIG]] [-w|--wiki WIKI] [-u|--user USER] [-d|--dest DEST] [-o|--only-author]
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'
  • --wiki -w — The mwcli name of the wiki to use. Use sites:list to list all. Required.
  • --user -u — Export contributions of this username. Required.
  • --dest -d — The destination directory for exported files. Default: '[CWD]/contribs'
  • --only-author -o — Export only where the given user is the original author of a page.

extension:install

Install an extension into a local wiki. Requires 'install_path' to be set in a site's config.

extension:install [-c|--config [CONFIG]] [-w|--wiki WIKI] [-g|--git] [-u|--gituser GITUSER] [--] <extension-name>
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'
  • --wiki -w — The mwcli name of the wiki to use. Use sites:list to list all. Required.
  • --git -g — Use Git to install the extension, instead of the default tarball method.
  • --gituser -u — The username to use for Git. Implies --git Required.
  • <extension-name> The extension's name (CamelCase, with underscores for spaces).

upload:files

Upload local files to a wiki.

upload:files [-c|--config [CONFIG]] [-w|--wiki WIKI] [-m|--comment COMMENT] [--] [<files>...]
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'
  • --wiki -w — The mwcli name of the wiki to use. Use sites:list to list all. Required.
  • --comment -m — Revision comment. Required.
  • <files> Filenames of files to upload.

upload:pages

Upload local text files as wiki pages.

upload:pages [-c|--config [CONFIG]] [-w|--wiki WIKI] [-m|--comment [COMMENT]] [-t|--watch] [--] <pages-dir>
  • --config -c — Path of the Yaml config file to use. Default: '[CWD]/config.yml'
  • --wiki -w — The mwcli name of the wiki to use. Use sites:list to list all. Required.
  • --comment -m — Revision comment.
  • --watch -t — Keep watching the files and upload on any change.
  • <pages-dir> Directory from which to import wiki pages.

License: MIT

Copyright 2019 Sam Wilson.

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