[pmwiki-users] InitialPasswords

Erik Haagensen erik.haa at gmail.com
Thu May 1 17:00:06 CDT 2008

Sorry I don't know much about what I believe are some Linux "things" - but I
got the general idea.

Well - it's a very small site - so I'll do it the hard way with some tools
to find the occurances. Backup is taken care of (actually I had to restore a
couple of times already on my way)

Wish me luck !
2008/4/30 Peter & Melodye Bowers <pbowers at pobox.com>:

>  To get rid of page-specific passwords you've got to get rid of lines in
> any page-file (wiki.d/MyGroup.MyPage) that start with "passwd" -- i.e.,
> passwdedit=encryptedvalue, passwdread=encryptedvalue, etc.
> (I just tried this on a test page and it successfully got rid of the
> password -- whether it has other undesired side effects I don't know.)
> If you are on a linux-based host you could do it on the command line like
> this:
> (untested)
> $ cd wiki.d
> $ grep -l '^passwd' * | xargs sed -i '/^passwd/d'
> or, if you don't have command line you could do the same sort of thing
> with WikiSh in the Control Panel:
> (untested)
> grep -l '^passwd' TEXTFILE--wiki.d/* | while read fn
> do
>    grep -v '^passwd' TEXTFILE--${fn} >TEXTFILE--${fn}
> done
> Either of these are kind of "big" and non-standard automatic edits, so
> obviously appropriate care should be taken in backups and etc. ahead of time
> and validating the change before accepting it straight-out.
> It would be safer to simply use grep to identify which pages have a
> page-specific password and then go in and manually remove them...  This
> could be done with this MX on any page:
> {(grep -l '^passwd' TEXTFILE--wiki.d/*)}
> If your site is too large to process in one fell swoop you may need to
> break it down into groups or something in the wildcard specification.
> -Peter
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com [mailto:
> pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com] *On Behalf Of *Erik Haagensen
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 30, 2008 9:27 PM
> *To:* pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
> *Subject:* [pmwiki-users] InitialPasswords
>   How can I set a complete site back to "Initial passwords" as they are at
> installation time.
> That is: clear all special passwords related to pages, groups, etc. that
> have been added by different users.
> --
> mvh
> Erik Haagensen
> Oslia
> NO-2550 Os i Østerdalen

Erik Haagensen
NO-2550 Os i Østerdalen
tlf: +47 62497332 / 94430332
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