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list=random (rn)

(main | query | random)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module can be used as a generator.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Get a set of random pages.

Pages are listed in a fixed sequence, only the starting point is random. This means that if, for example, Main Page is the first random page in the list, List of fictional monkeys will always be second, List of people on stamps of Vanuatu third, etc.

Parameters:
rnnamespace

Return pages in these namespaces only.

Values (separate with | or alternative): 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 110, 111, 710, 711, 828, 829, 2300, 2301, 2302, 2303
To specify all values, use *.
rnfilterredir

How to filter for redirects.

One of the following values: all, redirects, nonredirects
Default: nonredirects
rnredirect
Deprecated.

Use rnfilterredir=redirects instead.

Type: boolean (details)
rnlimit

Limit how many random pages will be returned.

No more than 500 (5,000 for bots) allowed.
Type: integer or max
Default: 1
rncontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue.

Examples:
Return two random pages from the main namespace.
api.php?action=query&list=random&rnnamespace=0&rnlimit=2 [open in sandbox]
Return page info about two random pages from the main namespace.
api.php?action=query&generator=random&grnnamespace=0&grnlimit=2&prop=info [open in sandbox]