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PageRegenerate

Summary: Make PmWiki regenerate a page, as if someone had done an edit+save sequence.
Version: 1.0
Prerequisites: None.
Status: Stable
Maintainer: Anno
Categories: Administration

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Description

Make PmWiki regenerate a page, as if someone had done an edit+save sequence.

Notes

Add to your config.php file:

    if ($action == 'regen') 
      { $action = 'edit'; $_POST = array('post'=>'1'); }

Executing ?action=regen on any page will cause PmWiki to regenerate the page, as if someone had done an edit+save sequence.

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See Also

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.user/42595

Contributors

Pm
Anno

Comments

This works well when you have only a handful of pages to regenerate, but what happens when you mass update several (in my case, all) or your pages and have to regenerate everything? Simply doing something like:

    cd .../wiki.d
    for f in * ; do
        curl http://www.example.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=$f&action=regen > /dev/null
    done

doesn't work when some or all of the pages are edit locked? — tamouse July 15, 2012, at 05:20 AM

You could either log in via the curl/wget script before editing, or temporarily unlock the wiki while you regenerate it. --Petko July 15, 2012, at 06:25 AM

  if ($action == 'regen') 
    { unset($DefaultPasswords['edit']); $action = 'edit'; ... }
Thanks, Petko. I investigated the first option, and found it ridiculously simple:
         cd .../wiki.d
         curl -c /tmp/cookies.txt -d 'authid=<user>&authpw=<pass>&submit=Go' 'http://www.example.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?action=login'
         for f in * ; do
            curl -b /tmp/cookies.txt "http://www.example.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=$f&action=regen" > /dev/null
         done
         rm /tmp/cookies.txt
where <user> is user login name, <pass> is their password.
I ran this on my staging wiki and it worked a treat. Exactly what I needed. I prefer this method to modifying local/config.php
tamouse July 15, 2012, at 02:48 PM

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