Major Update to Multiple SVN WordPress Installs

It’s been a while, but I thought it important to post an update to the wpupdate program I wrote to upgrade a whole mess of WordPress installs at one time. I took a cue from the program officially sponsored by WP, but think mine is much, much better. 🙂

Here are some of the features:

  1. Specify a file with a list of svn WP installs, or update the current directory, or specify the directory to update on the command line
  2. Use command flags or options. You can specify the program to update or switch, use tags or branches.
  3. Automatically saves a copy of the svn update to a file so your terminal is not overflowing with text, but does output any conflicts that arise.
  4. Automatically saves a backup copy of the wp-contents directory (just in case the update or switch screws something up).
  5. Automatically saves a copy of the database, backing up only the tables used by the WP install (based off of the wp-config supplied table prefix).
  6. Restores permissions to the original owner and group.

Anyhow, check out the new page devoted soley to this application: SVN WordPress Updater

License: Anyone is free to use this program however they want, as long as they give me due attribution. Also if you update or modify the program in any way, I need to know about it. That’s what free and open software is all about. Any updates should benefit us all.

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