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list=recentchanges (rc)

(main | query | recentchanges)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module can be used as a generator.

Enumerate recent changes.

Parameters:
rcstart

The timestamp to start enumerating from.

rcend

The timestamp to end enumerating.

rcdir

In which direction to enumerate:

newer
List oldest first. Note: rcstart has to be before rcend.
older
List newest first (default). Note: rcstart has to be later than rcend.
One value: newer, older
Default: older
rcnamespace

Filter changes to only these namespaces.

Values (separate with |): 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 110, 111, 16, 17
rcuser

Only list changes by this user.

rcexcludeuser

Don't list changes by this user.

rctag

Only list changes tagged with this tag.

rcprop

Include additional pieces of information:

user
Adds the user responsible for the edit and tags if they are an IP.
userid
Adds the user ID responsible for the edit.
comment
Adds the comment for the edit.
parsedcomment
Adds the parsed comment for the edit.
flags
Adds flags for the edit.
timestamp
Adds timestamp of the edit.
title
Adds the page title of the edit.
ids
Adds the page ID, recent changes ID and the new and old revision ID.
sizes
Adds the new and old page length in bytes.
redirect
Tags edit if page is a redirect.
patrolled
Tags patrollable edits as being patrolled or unpatrolled.
loginfo
Adds log information (log ID, log type, etc) to log entries.
tags
Lists tags for the entry.
sha1
Adds the content checksum for entries associated with a revision.
Values (separate with |): user, userid, comment, parsedcomment, flags, timestamp, title, ids, sizes, redirect, patrolled, loginfo, tags, sha1
Default: title|timestamp|ids
rctoken
Deprecated.

Use action=query&meta=tokens instead.

Values (separate with |): patrol
rcshow

Show only items that meet these criteria. For example, to see only minor edits done by logged-in users, set rcshow=minor|!anon.

Values (separate with |): minor, !minor, bot, !bot, anon, !anon, redirect, !redirect, patrolled, !patrolled, unpatrolled
rclimit

How many total changes to return.

No more than 500 (5,000 for bots) allowed.
Default: 10
rctype

Which types of changes to show.

Values (separate with |): edit, external, new, log
Default: edit|new|log
rctoponly

Only list changes which are the latest revision.

rccontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue.

Examples:
List recent changes.
api.php?action=query&list=recentchanges
Get page info about recent unpatrolled changes.
api.php?action=query&generator=recentchanges&grcshow=!patrolled&prop=info