I do have a very slow internet connection. Nonetheless it would be fast enough to download a list of the files I'm looking for: I want a list of all .svg files on Wikipedia.org and commons.wikimedia.org. (And later on after that of all svg-files on the other wikipedia and wikimedia pages.)

But my internet connection is not fast enough to find the right search-words by trial and error: It's absolutly tedious to do trial-and-error with 64kbit/sec.

Could anyone point me to the right page on wikipedia or commons.wikimedia where I could start such a search and which keywords and settings to use?

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It seems you also asked this at the Wikipedia Help Desk (which, in my opinion, is really a better resource for Wikipedia questions).

The answer you got, which seems to suit your needs, was:

Over at dumps.wikimedia.org is a link to a compressed "all-titles.gz" file containing the names of all pages at Commons. That would take an hour or two to download at 64kbit/sec, but you'd then be able to grep the .svg files. The corresponding list for other wikis could be reached via the dumps index page. -- John of Reading

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    That's right. That's what I really wanted to have. I can't upvote though. (Not enough rep.)
    – John
    Apr 8, 2015 at 15:14

If you use the search query File: intitle:svg, you will get all files that have "svg" in their name. This will include files that do not have the .svg extension, but have svg in their name, but those should be rare.

  • That's good, too. Tyvm
    – John
    Apr 8, 2015 at 15:14

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