[pmwiki-users] Problem with trashing deleted files from a folder

tamouse mailing lists tamouse.lists at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 09:41:36 CDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 5:50 AM, kirpi at kirpi.it <kirpi at kirpi.it> wrote:
>>> ... (Deleted pages are simply marked with a timestamp-comma-del
>>> such as 123434561234,del as a suffix to the filename in wiki.d.)
>> Hmm... is this so? On my system, deleted pages have the suffix
>> ",del-TIMESTAMP" -- did this change?
> You see Tamara, why I'm scared.
> It all works fine when and if you know well what you are doing (which
> is not my case).
> Otherwise, it easily becomes a dangerous game, more so when you're
> deleting things on a remote server.

True enough. This can be a problem when using FOSS packages which are
only supported and such through volunteerism when you're not that
familiar with the systems involved.

> Anyway, Tamara, you just wrote a short "lesson" which I *much*
> appreciated: i guess it is a pity to leave it here hidden on a fast
> forgotten thread.
> A compact list of quick, basic commands to manage basic needs for a
> pmwiki install just deserves it's own webpage, really.
> I volunteer to make it but, as you will guess, I'm at a copy-paste level.
> Are you willing to review/check it once it's done?
> Or, are they so basic that most of the community think there is no
> need to post them?

First off, it is a general problem, things that a less-sophisticated
user might run into if they just want to use pmwiki and get a site off
the ground. There are quite a few security and administrative things
one must worry about before taking a site "live" on the
internet. http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Security lists many pages
that discuss security issues, for example.

Second, the collective knowledge about pmwiki is on the pmwiki.org
site itself. the PmWiki group and Cookbook group are open for anyone
to write into, create pages, etc.

The http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/AdminTasks page contains
information for wiki administrators. This seems like the ideal place
to put the information I described. The page currently is devoid of
any information about cleaning up files that may get left behind. The
other likely page to write about this is on the
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/DeletingPages page itself. It could
really use some more information (such as the actual extension used
for deleted files).

For backups, there's the main page
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/BackupAndRestore which discusses
some methods for automating backups and restores.
There's at least one cookbook page about making backups:

These things get updated as people find time to do them. We're all
doing as best we can. (I just updated the BackupAndRestore page with
information about rsync, in fact.)

   aka tamouse__

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