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Bug 3760 - Export titles matching a wildcard
Export titles matching a wildcard
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Export/Import (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Hydriz Scholz
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-20 18:31 UTC by Mark Clements (HappyDog)
Modified: 2014-01-20 20:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mark Clements (HappyDog) 2005-10-20 18:31:39 UTC
It would be useful for the Special:Export page to accept wildcards in the list
of pages, e.g. "Help:*" to export all help pages, or "MyProject*" to export all
pages relating to a particular project you are working on (including sub-pages).

To be 100% useful, this would need a special alias for the main namespace, e.g.
a colon.  This would mean that ":*" would export the entire main namespace,
whilst "*" would export the whole wiki, and ":help*" would export pages in the
main namespace beginning 'help', but nothing from the 'help' namespace.

It would also be useful to have an option to 'include talk pages' so these do
not need to be entered separately.

(apologies if either of these features available, but I found no mention of them
in the manual or interface text - which incidentally still claims that there is
no 'import' function).
Comment 1 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 18:47:29 UTC
Mass compoment change: <some> -> Export/Import
Comment 2 Mike.lifeguard 2008-10-09 04:37:05 UTC
Can you use a prefixindex (possibly using API) to get the titles, then feed that back to Special:Export?
Comment 3 Vitaliy Filippov 2010-03-18 14:23:15 UTC
See also Bug 22881 - Greatly improved Export and Import for 1.14.1 (with support for advanced page selection, exporting and importing file uploads, and detection of "conflicts" during import). There's a patch written by me which is related to or fixes your issue.
Comment 4 Gerrit Notification Bot 2014-01-20 07:31:45 UTC
Change 108487 had a related patch set uploaded by Hydriz:
(bug 3760) Export titles matching a wildcard

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