Did Wikipedia dump files?

Browsing a wiki page is just like browsing a Wiki site, but the content is fetched and converted from a local dump file on request from the browser.

How do I download a Wikipedia dump?

You can either download the dumps from https://dumps.wikimedia.org/enwiki/ and parse them locally, or you can also contact the API.

How do I Export from mediawiki?

There are at least four ways to export pages: Paste the name of the articles in the box in Special:Export or use //www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Export/FULLPAGENAME. The backup script dumpBackup. php dumps all the wiki pages into an XML file.

What is an XML dump?

XML Dumps contain the content of a wiki (wiki pages with all their revisions), without the site-related data. A XML dump does not create a full backup of the wiki database, the dump does not contain user accounts, images, edit logs, etc. XML files are explained more on meta:Help:Export.

How can I read Wikipedia offline?

Just like you can download a Wikipedia article offline using a browser, you can also download it offline on the Wikipedia app. First, you have to download a free offline app for downloading documents. We would recommend using the Kiwix app. The Kiwix app is an offline web browser for downloading on Wikipedia.

What database does Wikipedia use?

Wikipedia is powered by the MediaWiki software, which was originally written to run Wikipedia and is now an open source project. MediaWiki uses PHP running on a MySQL database. Mituzas said MySQL instances range from 200 to 300 gigabytes.

Is the Wikipedia app free?

Typical features include searching for articles, bookmarks, sharing, or enlarging images. A free offline dictionary and offline Wikipedia reader for Android and Desktop/Web.

How do I save a Wikipedia page as a PDF?

How to export a Wikipedia page as a PDF

  1. Navigate to Wikipedia.
  2. Search for the page you’ll like to save.
  3. Locate the Print/export section in the left panel of the page.
  4. Select Download as PDF from the list.
  5. Select the download link to start the download.

How do I migrate MediaWiki?

  1. overview.
  2. Step 1: Back up the source wiki’s page data.
  3. Step 2: Back up the source wiki’s media files.
  4. Step 3: Copy the backup files to your new server.
  5. Step 4: Import the page data into the destination wiki’s database.
  6. Step 5: Import the media files into the destination wiki.
  7. Step 6: Enjoy!

How do I upgrade MediaWiki?

Read the UPGRADE text file included in MediaWiki.

  1. Check the requirements.
  2. Read the RELEASE-NOTES file.
  3. Read the UPGRADE file.
  4. Back up existing files and the database.
  5. Unpack the new files.
  6. Upgrade extensions.
  7. Run the update script to check the database.
  8. Test the update.

What is dump format?

The dump format consists of text lines, except for the actual data samples which are for efficiency reasons stored as arrays of (binary) IEEE double precision numbers. Plugin-proxy always writes data with Unix end-of-lines and although it may read dumps with CRLF end-of-lines without problems too, don’t count on it.

How do I access Wikipedia?

Go to Wikipedia’s mobile site. Instead of en.wikipedia.org, the full English-language site, use en.m.wikipedia.org (with an m for mobile). Using its search window on a desktop will flip you back to the shutdown notice, but on a mobile device (or at least on my iPhone), you’ll find the page you wanted.

How to turn an XML file into a wiki?

The xml file created by dumpBackup.php can be transformed into a wiki file suitable to be processed by ‘pagefromfile.py’ using a simple Ruby program similar to the following (here the program will transform all xml files which are on the current directory which is needed if your MediaWiki site is a family):

What does an XML dump do for wiki?

A XML dump does not create a full backup of the wiki database, the dump does not contain user accounts, images, edit logs, etc. The Special:Export page of any MediaWiki site, including any Wikimedia site and Wikipedia, creates an XML file (content dump). See meta:Data dumps and Manual:DumpBackup.php.

Is the format of an XML file the same in all ways?

The format of the XML file you receive is the same in all ways. It is codified in XML Schema at https://www.mediawiki.org/xml/export-0.10.xsd This format is not intended for viewing in a web browser. Some browsers show you pretty-printed XML with “+” and “-” links to view or hide selected parts.

Can a template be exported in MediaWiki 1.5?

Optionally the latest version of all templates called directly or indirectly are also exported. Additionally you can copy the SQL database. This is how dumps of the database were made available before MediaWiki 1.5 and it won’t be explained here further. To export all pages of a namespace, for example.