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Create maintenance script for renameuser
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Author: jille

I would love to see a maintenance-script that can rename users, so I can rename users from scripts instead of having to use the webinterface.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 12:04 AM
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Change 588382 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm; owner: Urbanecm):
[mediawiki/extensions/Renameuser@master] Add renameUser.php script

Back then it was a complicated thing but after the actor normalization, renaming users from the interface should be pretty easy and fast now. I'm not 100% sure what's the reasoning behind this request given the current situation.

@Ladsgroup Sometimes, it's necessary to make a local rename as part of sysadmin duties (cf T223036). As a steward, I can rename an user locally as well, but when I handled the linked task, I needed to use eval to execute RenameuserSQL directly. I believe better solution would be to just call a maint script to invoke the rename.

Change 588382 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/Renameuser@master] Add renameUser.php script