Fellow working on wheatfield-backgreen.
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Thanks for the excellent idea! What is the best way to generate the list of pages to fetch like this so I can backup all pages? (And should I put this message on your user page?) —JoeWells
2008-08-18 13:07:45 If you use a *nix based operating system (Mac OSX, Linux, BSD, etc), I have a script that can do it quite nicely. —JabberWokky
How does your script differ from mine? Does it have a better way of generating the list of pages? Right now my script grovels through the HTML emitted for the All Pages page (and it assumes that page contains a use of [[TitleIndex]]). —JoeWells
2008-08-18 21:02:38 Mine is pretty similar; I just whipped it up really quickly before official backups were created, and haven't really played with it since the backups became available (they tend to be better anyway, as they have meta data). http://www.cheshirehall.net/link/a/08.08.18.17.00.28spotget —JabberWokky
Whoa. Since when have official backups been available? Or are you referring to “if you send us e-mail we will do a backup for you”? I'm interested in automated backups.
Thanks for the pointer to your script! —JoeWells
Backups are available... working out how to handle automated backups rapidly becomes more than just a technical issue when you consider that some wikis are locked down tight for closed communities. Keep in mind that that script is just a piece of fluff code. If I update it to something useful it will likely appear on Gnome HQ. —jw
Can you confirm, yes or no, whether the backups you are referring to are the ones that must be requested by contacting a human?
By the way, I have added a comparison with your spotget script to my backup script. —JoeWells
The only "pure" exports must be requested right now, aye. The problem is that for certain wikis they might take a very long time to generate (500MB, etc) so care must be taken. Non-human interaction is of course the ideal! —PhilipNeustrom
Thanks for the clarifications! —JoeWells
2008-08-19 16:24:10 If I officially release it, I'll add urlencode and also a "can't find it, use a (slower) script based replacement" fallback. The icon and directory entry is a freedesktop.org standard. The cookies handling exists in some of my spot* utilities... this one just happens not to have it because I didn't need it. —JabberWokky
Oooh! There is a set of spot* utilities? Sounds nifty! Can I see? —JoeWells
Heh. You are going to have me wind up spending a couple hours and packaging them all. Sure... I'll go ahead and clean them up and put up a quick download page for them. You're the only person (outside of a few people I've tossed code to in IRC) who has asked for them. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards