NAME

MediaWiki::DumpFile::FastPages - Access the title and text of pages from a dump file

SYNOPSIS

  use MediaWiki::DumpFile::FastPages;
  
  $pages = MediaWiki::DumpFile::FastPages->new($file);
  $pages = MediaWiki::DumpFile::FastPages->new(\*FH);
  
  while(($title, $text) = $pages->next) {
    print "Title: $title\n";
    print "Text: $text\n";
  }
  

METHODS

new

This is the constructor for this package. It is called with a single parameter: the location of a MediaWiki pages dump file or a reference to an already open file handle.

next

Returns a two element list where the first element is the article title and the second element is the article text. Returns an empty list when there are no more pages available.

LIMITATIONS

This object is only capable of handling page titles and text contents; as well only the text of the first revision of an article will be returned. If you need to access the other data associated with a page or you need support for more than one revision per page use MediaWiki::DumpFile::Pages instead.

AUTHOR

Tyler Riddle, <triddle at gmail.com>

BUGS

Please see MediaWiki::DumpFile for information on how to report bugs in this software.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2009 "Tyler Riddle".

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.