Pywikibot is a Python library and collection of tools that automate work on MediaWiki sites. Originally designed for Wikipedia, it is now used throughout the Wikimedia Foundation's projects and on many other MediaWiki wikis.
The project started in 2003 and is currently on core version 6.1.0. It features full API usage and is up-to-date with new MediaWiki features and a Pythonic package layout. But it also works with older installations of MediaWiki 1.23 or higher.
Pywikibot supports Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux when used with a compatible version of Python. It should also work on any other operating system that has a compatible version of Python installed. To check whether you have Python installed and to find its version, just type "python" at the CMD or shell prompt.
Python 3.5 or higher is currently required to run the bot, but Python 3.6 or higher is recommended.
Two master folders are present in the library archive:
pywikibotcontains all the master files, that will interact with MediaWiki websites. It's the master part of the library: they're used when you load PWB in your own Python scripts and when you launch plug-and-play tools.
scriptscontains already written, known and proven scripts. They are ready to be used. See the list and docs for each one in Manual:Pywikibot/Scripts.
Here you can view the LICENSE files for Pywikibot.
- pywikibot/userinterfaces/win32_unicode.py is based on code that is CC BY-SA 3.0.