[pmwiki-users] Mass delete pages/group ?

Tamara Temple tamouse.lists at tamaratemple.com
Wed Nov 30 13:22:57 CST 2011

ABClf <languefrancaise at gmail.com> wrote:
> For my information, I would like to know what are the strategies when
> one wants to delete more than one page, and keep pmwiki working nicely
> ?
> Example : I want to delete one whole group ? I want to delete pages
> where name = x* (begins with letter x) ? or page older than x days ?
> etc.
> Out of PmWiki process, is deleting safe with ftp ? if yes, do I have
> to delete the index to get a new one rebuilt ? is there some way to
> use a pagelist to delete pages (without using complex recipe) ?

When doing mass anything on my wikis, I generally resort to shell
commands or perl scripts, rather than doing anything directly through
the pmwiki software. This hasn't ever been a problem for me (e.g.,
indexes, locks, etc.). Using ftp should be similar to using shell

As ever, backup the wiki before doing any mass changes directly to the

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