Manual:Pywikibot/basic.py

basic.py is a script of the Pywikibot framework. It is not a complete bot; rather, it is a template from which simple bots can be made. You can rename it to mybot.py, then edit it in whatever way you want.

ParametersEdit

The following parameters are supported:

-dry
If given, doesn't do any real changes, but only shows what would have been changed.

All other parameters will be regarded as part of the title of a single page, and the bot will only work on that single page.

ExampleEdit

$ python pwb.py basic -dry User:MyUserName
This tries to add 'Text ' in front of the page User:MyUserName. Since the -dry option is given, the page wouldn't be changed.