Script to check recently uploaded files.

This script checks if a file description is present and if there are other problems in the image's description.

Everything that needs customisation is indicated by comments.

Arguments edit

This script understands the following command-line arguments:

-limit              The number of images to check (default: 80)

-commons            The Bot will check if an image on Commons has the same name
                    and if true it reports the image.

-duplicates[:#]     Checking if the image has duplicates (if arg, set how many
                    rollback wait before reporting the image in the report
                    instead of tag the image) default: 1 rollback.

-duplicatesreport   Report the duplicates in a log *AND* put the template in
                    the images.

-sendemail          Send an email after tagging.

-break              To break the bot after the first check (default: recursive)

-sleep[:#]          Time in seconds between repeat runs (default: 30)

-time[:#]           The -time option is deprecated. Use -sleep instead.

-wait[:#]           Wait x second before check the images (default: 0)

-skip[:#]           The bot skip the first [:#] images (default: 0)

-start[:#]          Use allpages() as generator
                    (it starts already form File:[:#])

-cat[:#]            Use a category as generator

-regex[:#]          Use regex, must be used with -url or -page

-page[:#]           Define the name of the wikipage where are the images

-url[:#]            Define the url where are the images

-nologerror         If given, this option will disable the error that is risen
                    when the log is full.

Instructions for the real-time settings edit

  • For every new block you have to add:
<------- ------->

In this way the Bot can understand where the block starts in order to take the right parameter.

* Name=     Set the name of the block
* Find=     Use it to define what search in the text of the image's description,
* Findonly= search only if the exactly text that you give is in the image's
* Summary=  That's the summary that the bot will use when it will notify the
* Head=     That's the incipit that the bot will use for the message.
* Text=     This is the template that the bot will use when it will report the
            image's problem.

Global arguments available

These options will override the configuration in settings.

Global options
Parameter Description Config variable
-dir:PATH Read the bot's configuration data from directory given by PATH, instead of from the default directory.  
-config:file The user config filename. Default is
-lang:xx Set the language of the wiki you want to work on, overriding the configuration in xx should be the language code. mylang
-family:xyz Set the family of the wiki you want to work on, e.g. wikipedia, wiktionary, wikitravel, ... This will override the configuration in family
-user:xyz Log in as user 'xyz' instead of the default username. usernames
-daemonize:xyz Immediately return control to the terminal and redirect stdout and stderr to file xyz. (only use for bots that require no input from stdin).  
-help Show the help text.  
-log Enable the log file, using the default filename 'script_name-bot.log' Logs will be stored in the logs subdirectory. log
-log:xyz Enable the log file, using 'xyz' as the filename. logfilename
-nolog Disable the log file (if it is enabled by default).  
-maxlag Sets a new maxlag parameter to a number of seconds. Defer bot edits during periods of database server lag. Default is set by maxlag
Set the minimum time (in seconds) the bot will wait between saving pages. put_throttle
Enable the log file and include extensive debugging data for component "item" (for all components if the second form is used). debug_log
Have the bot provide additional console output that may be useful in debugging. verbose_output
Toggles the cosmetic_changes setting made in or to its inverse and overrules it. All other settings and restrictions are untouched. cosmetic_changes
-simulate Disables writing to the server. Useful for testing and debugging of new code (if given, doesn't do any real changes, but only shows what would have been changed). simulate
-<config var>:n You may use all given numeric config variables as option and modify it with command line.