Using a script to update Mediawiki

I created a script that allows me to update a page on a media wiki. It uses WWW::Mechanize, IO::All and Config::Std. The last two modules aren't needed probably. But it makes it all a lot simpler.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use IO::All;
use WWW::Mechanize;
use Config::Std;

read_config "$ENV{HOME}/.mediawiki" => my %config;

my $username = $config{login}{username};
my $password = $config{login}{password};
my $hostname = $config{login}{hostname};

my $title = $ARGV[0] or die "usage:   mediawiki [page title with under scores]\n\n";
my $url = "http://$hostname/mediawiki/index.php?title=$title&action=edit";

my $ua = WWW::Mechanize->new;

my $login_url = "http://$hostname/mediawiki/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&returnto=Main_Page";

$ua->field('wpName', $username);
$ua->field('wpPassword', $password);



my $form = $ua->current_form();

my $tmpfile = io('/tmp/mediawiki-1');
$form->value('wpTextbox1') > $tmpfile;

system('vi /tmp/mediawiki-1');


my $content = $tmpfile->slurp;
$ua->field('wpTextbox1', $content);

print "Done!\n\n";

The configuration is read from /home/$USER/.mediawiki. It should look something like this.

username=your name
password=your password
hostname=your wiki hostname

Where hostname should be something like 'localhost' or ''.

Oh, this code comes without any warranty. Use at your own risk.



My name is Peter Stuifzand. You're reading my personal website.


Peter Stuifzand
Zwolle, The Netherlands