As title stated, am wondering if there's a script that allows mass merge? As in processing multiple "delete to make way for move, then restore all edit history" after setting it up, rather than having to go to the intended targets individually to go through the same process separately, multiple times.
(If there is, sorry, I don't know what keywords I should be searching it with, as I haven't found it)
Granted, I don't think the "mass" part will be frequently needed for main namespace articles, but when on a wiki that has a lot of duplicate images (or suppressed files), I think merging file histories to allow uploaders of the lower quality images to see their files still exist, just that someone else had updated them with higher quality versions, may be more helpful in the long run, since regular users can't see the deleted content, so short of them being observant, there's no automatic way to let uploaders with deleted dupes to know where the higher quality counterparts are at; if that makes any sense.
The two scripts I'm aware of that allowed performing multiple moves are FileUsageAuto-update and MassRename (Have not needed to use PageRenameAuto-update so I can't say for sure, but I think the following statement may also apply), but those two scripts would not perform when something already occupied the designated (file)name (intended "to-be-renamed-as" title), which defeats the purpose of using those scripts if wanting to mass process the scenario I described: to quickly merge items in one go, instead of doing them manually. The constant repetition of the same steps is quite tedious. And imagine performing it 100+ times.
Am just wondering if there's a quicker way to tackle the situation, or if I really have to do them by hand.