Change user in XML export

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Procedure.svg Change user in XML export
Organic Design procedure

The Usernames are specified in the <username> tag, by default an xml export usually dumps the current revision not the history of an article;

Changing username and id

perl -ne 'BEGIN{$/=undef} s/(<username>)\w+?(<\/username>\s+?<id>)\d+?(<\/id>)/${1}WikiSysop${2}1${3}/g; ; print' IN.xml > OUT.xml

Changing timestamp, username and id

The <timestamp>2008-12-03T09:01:22Z</timestamp> field is also important. If it is at the current time then imports will be recorded in the recent changes.

perl -ne 'BEGIN{$/=undef} 
$time = `date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ"`; 
print' IN.xml > OUT.xml

The unix command to mimic mediaWikis timestamp is;

date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ"