Manual:Pywikibot/solve disambiguation.py

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Helping you choose the right page out of several disambiguated ones.

solve_disambiguation.py is a python bot script to help a human solve links to disambiguation pages by presenting a set of options.

Type in the disambiguation page on the command line. The program will pick up the page, and create a menu of all outbound links found on the page, with a unique number adjacent to each link. It will then automatically loop over all pages which refer to the disambiguation page, and show 30 characters of context on each side of the reference to help you make the decision between the alternatives. It will ask you to type the number of the appropriate replacement, and perform the change.

It is possible to choose to replace only the link (just type the number) or replace both link and link-text (type 'r' followed by the number).

Multiple references in one page will be scanned in order, but typing 'n' (next) on any one of them will leave the complete page unchanged. To leave only some reference unchanged, use the 's' (skip) option.

Command line options (in addition to the general options for all bots):

-pos:XXXX
adds XXXX as an alternative disambiguation
-just
Only use the alternatives given on the command line, do not read the page for other possibilities.
-primary
"Primary topic" disambiguation (Begriffsklärung nach Modell 2). That's titles where one topic is much more important, the disambiguation page is saved somewhere else, and the important topic gets the nice name. All links found on page XXXX (disambiguation) will be listed as options for the user, but the bot will still work on links to XXXX.
-primary:XY
Like the above, but use XY as the only alternative, instead of searching for alternatives in [[Keyword (disambiguation)]]. Note: this is the same as -primary -just -pos:XY.
-file:XYZ
Reads a list of pages, which can for example be gotten through extract_names.py. XYZ is the name of the file from which the list is taken. If XYZ is not given, the user is asked for a filename.
Page titles should be listed one per line, with [[brackets]].
The -pos parameter won't work if -file is used.
-always:XY
Instead of asking the user what to do, always perform the same action. For example, XY can be "r0", "u" or "2". Be careful with this option, and check the changes made by the bot. Note that some choices for XY don't make sense and will result in a loop, e.g., "l" or "m".
-main
Only check pages in the main namespace, not in the talk, wikipedia, user, etc. namespaces.
-first
Uses only the first link of every line on the disambiguation page that begins with an asterisk. Useful if the page is full of irrelevant links that are not subject to disambiguation. You won't get all af them as options, just the first on each line. For a moderated example see en:Szerdahely, and for a really exotic one hu:Brabant (egyértelműsítő lap)
-start:XY
Goes through all disambiguation pages in the category on your wiki that is defined (to the bot) as the category containing disambiguation pages, starting at XY. If only '-start' or '-start:' is given, it starts at the beginning.

To complete a move of a page, one can use:

   python solve_disambiguation.py -just -pos:New_Name Old_Name

See also[edit | edit source]

  1. Manual:Pywikipediabot/user-config.py#Configuration (about sorting links)
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