Breaking: #79109 - Lowlevel VersionsCommand parameters changed

See forge#79109


The existing CLI command within EXT:lowlevel for showing and cleaning up versions (from EXT:version / EXT:workspaces) has been migrated to a Symfony Console command.

The command previously available via ./typo3/cli_dispatch.phpsh lowlevel_cleaner versions is now available via ./typo3/sysext/core/bin/typo3 cleanup:versions and allows the following CLI options to be set:

The following options can be set:

  • --action={nameofaction} to clean up versioned records, one of the following actions are possible:

    • "versions_in_live": Delete versioned records in the live workspace

    • "published_versions": Delete versions of published records

    • "invalid_workspace": Move records inside a non-existing workspace ID into the live workspace

    • "unused_placeholders": Remove placeholders which are not used anymore from the database

  • -v and -vv to show more detailed information on the records affected

  • --pid=23 or -p=23 to only find versions with page ID 23 (otherwise "0" is taken)

  • --depth=4 or -d=4 to only clean recursively until a certain page tree level.

  • --dry-run to only show the records to be changed / deleted

The PHP class of the old CLI command TYPO3\CMS\Lowlevel\VersionsCommand has been removed.


Calling the old CLI command ./typo3/cli_dispatch.phpsh lowlevel_cleaner versions will result in an error message.

Affected Installations

Any TYPO3 instances using the lowlevel cleaner for finding and cleaning up versioned records.


Update the CLI call on your servers to the new command line and available options as shown above.