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English • ‎العربية • ‎한국어 is a Pywikibot script used to append some text to all unused images and notify uploaders.

Bot finds unused media using Special:UnusedFiles. It places a template (it:Template:Immagine orfana) on the image, and notifies the user with a template (it:Utente:Filbot/Immagine orfana).

When run on an English project, it uses templates "No-use2" and "img-sem-uso", but these are not known to exist anywhere. On English Wikipedia there isn't any appropriate template, as w:Template:Orphan image is strictly for use by free media, and w:Template:orfud is used for fair use media.

Special:Unusedimages is known to not correctly skip media used by Extension:ProofreadPage , making it unsuitable for automated use on Wikisource projects.


-always Don't be asked every time.
-nouserwarning Do not warn uploader about orphaned file.
-total Specify number of pages to work on with "-total:n" where n is the maximum number of articles to work on. If not used, all pages are used.

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.