The current implementation of URCS is designed to never forget, that means all topic changes are under revision control and you can't delete or rename topics.

Nevertheless there are cases where you wish to delete topics. URCS requires administrative stuff like that to be done on the shell level, so please ask your URCS administrator to do that for you. A future version will allow administrators to do that on the browser level.

How to Rename or Delete a Topic

  • Go to the topic you want to rename / delete.
  • Find out the back-links to this page from Ref-By . Modify other topics if needed.
  • Telnet to the URCS installation.
  • cd to twiki/data and then to the web where the topic is located. Rename / delete the topic ( name.txt ) and repository file ( name.txt,v ). Hint: Instead of deleting a topic you could create a Trash web and move topics/repositories to this web. (A future version of TWiki might have a Trash web.)
  • Edit the .changes file and rename / delete all occurrences of the topic. Note: There might be several lines of the topic.
  • cd to twiki/pub and then to the web where the topic is located. Rename / delete the topic attachment directory if present.

How to add a New Web

How to Rename or Delete a Web

  • It is advisable not to rename the URCS.Main web.
  • Be aware that other webs might link to the web you want to rename / delete. Search each web for links to this web, i.e. search all webs for Obsolete. (include the period, this is to find topics like Obsolete.SomeTopic ). Take measures if necessary.
  • Edit the TWikiPreferences topic and rename / delete the web from the WIKIWEBLIST variable.
  • Edit the TWikiWebsTable topic and rename / delete the web from the table.
  • Telnet to the URCS installation.
  • cd to twiki/data and rename / delete the web directory.
  • cd to twiki/templates and rename / delete the web directory if present.
  • cd to twiki/pub and rename / delete the web directory if present.

-- PeterThoeny - 12 Nov 2000

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