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Uploading large files
- the URL of the media file to upload
- a text file with the first revision content
- the name of the user account for this first revision and upload
Per  the maximum file size is 4GiB.
Step 1: download files
Download the files to terbium (or if there's not enough space, tin) with http_proxy=webproxy.eqiad.wmnet:8080 (or https_proxy for https requests)
(url-downloader.wikimedia.org:8080 has a limit just under 1GB - see )
curl -O -x webproxy.eqiad.wmnet:8080 <URL>
At this stage, it could be pertinent to check the hash of the file if known.
Step 2: import image to Commons
mwscript importImages.php --wiki=commonswiki --comment-ext=txt --user=USERNAME /tmp/uploads
Tip and tricks
It's also possible to download a file from Google Drive, but you need to transform the URL and ask curl to follow redirects:
curl -L -O -x webproxy.eqiad.wmnet:8080 https://googledrive.com/host/0BxoqnOKDr5j5NWJHQ0RlM2VJcWM
You have to use https://googledrive.com/host/<the file ID> as URL.