[pmwiki-users] Dur: How to find all the pages which link TO a page?

Jonathan Scott Duff duff at pobox.com
Tue Sep 13 09:06:59 CDT 2005

On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 08:59:13AM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 08:49:01AM -0500, Jonathan Scott Duff wrote:
> > Continuing with the assumption that they are, it would seem that the
> > similarity between the two is enough that any mnemonic value is
> > decreased significantly. Perhaps they should be "linkto" and "list"?
> Possibly.  I chose "link=" because that's Google's mnemonic for
> finding pages that link to another one.  And "list=" is the option
> that bugs me more...

Well that's plenty good reason to keep "link" the way it is.

> "list=" allows the resulting list of pages to be filtered based on
> a set of patterns defined in configuration files by the wikiadministrator.  
> Examples:
>    list=all            shows all pages
>    list=normal         show all "normal" pages; i.e., excluding
>                        *.RecentChanges, *.AllRecentChanges, Site.*,
>                        *.GroupHeader, *.GroupFooter, etc.
>    list=calendar       show all pages with a name in "yyyy-dd-mm" format
> I'm all in favor of having another name for this parameter if we 
> can come up with a better one.

How about "filter" or "show".  Here they are in context:

(:pagelist show=all:)
(:pagelist filter=all:)

Hmm. Filter seems to have the opposite connotation than I was thinking.
It feels like I'd be getting the chaff rather than the wheat.  But
"show" seems okay.

Jonathan Scott Duff
duff at pobox.com

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