Script to delete files that are also present on Wikimedia Commons.

Do not run this script on Wikimedia Commons itself. It works based on a given array of templates defined below.

Files are downloaded and compared. If the files match, it can be deleted on the source wiki. If multiple versions of the file exist, the script will not delete. If the SHA1 comparison is not equal, the script will not delete.

A sysop account on the local wiki is required if you want all features of this script to work properly.


    -always         run automatically, do not ask any questions. All files
                    that qualify for deletion are deleted. Reduced screen

    -replace        replace links if the files are equal and the file names

    -replacealways  replace links if the files are equal and the file names
                    differ without asking for confirmation

    -replaceloose   Do loose replacements.  This will replace all occurrences
                    of the name of the image (and not just explicit image
                    syntax).  This should work to catch all instances of the
                    file, including where it is used as a template parameter
                    or in galleries.  However, it can also make more

    -replaceonly    Use this if you do not have a local sysop account, but do
                    wish to replace links from the NowCommons template.

    -hash           Use the hash to identify the images that are the same. It
                    doesn't work always, so the bot opens two tabs to let to
                    the user to check if the images are equal or not.


python nowcommons -replaceonly -replaceloose -replacealways \ -replace -hash

Global arguments available

These options will override the configuration in settings.

Global options
ParameterDescriptionConfig variable
-dir:PATH Read the bot's configuration data from directory given by PATH, instead of from the default directory.  
-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.