Pywikipedia is a tool that can be used to run a bot. I figured I'd write a small blog sharing what I know about how to use this tool.

It's main page is at m:Pywikipedia, which covers the tool in a much more in depth manner. I will summarize how to set it up, and answer any questions you may have.

It is a Command Line Interface (CLI) tool, which means you run it via terminal (Command line in Windows). Once you acquire the bot and install its dependencies following the instructions on meta, it's very simple to setup.

  • 1 Before setting up
  • 2 Setting up
  • 3 Scripts
    • 3.1 Global arguments
    • 3.2 Sysop actions
  • 4 Notes

  • Open a Terminal
    • In Unity (Ubuntu's default desktop): Press Ctrl + Alt + T
    • In Windows: Ctrl + R and type in cmd
    • In Mac OS X: It's in the Utilities folder insi…