Wikimedia binaries

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The following executable binaries are maintained in version control (operations/puppet:/files/misc/scripts) and copied/synced to servers (such as tin) by puppet into /usr/local/bin.



This script comes from puppet.


  • Runs a watch command on the hhvm logs with various exclusion and aggregation filters to monitor current php notices, warnings and errors on the cluster. This script lives on mwlog1001.


shortcut: mwgrep

Search for CSS and JavaScript code fragments in MediaWiki, User and Module namespaces pages on all Wikimedia projects (powered by Elasticsearch).

It's located in operations/puppet/modules/scap/files/mwgrep


For convenience, this utility is also available as bin/expanddblist in any checkout of operations/mediawiki-config.git.

shortcut: mwgrep
Usage: expanddblist [<dblist>, <dblistname> or <expression>]


./bin/expanddblist flow_computed > dblists/flow.dblist


An all-script is a script that operates on mediawiki-installation boxes via ssh. These scripts performs the action on all servers.

The specific servers include:


Sometimes you may need to purge a URL from Varnish cache.

In most cases this is enough. However if the change involves more than a simple change to redirects, depooling/ repooling may be necessary. Make sure you find out whether this is needed ahead of time (while at it, start the depooling page and link to it, we need documentation!).

See also