archivebot.py is a Pywikibot script used to archive discussion pages.
$ python3 archivebot.py [options ] TEMPLATE_PAGE
Bot examines backlinks (
Special:Whatlinkshere) to TEMPLATE_PAGE.
Then goes through all pages (unless a specific page specified using options) and archives old discussions.
This is done by breaking a page into threads, then scanning each thread for timestamps.
Threads older than a specified threshold are then moved to another page (the archive), which can be named either basing on the thread's name or then name can contain a counter which will be incremented when the archive reaches a certain size.
For a documentation on on-wiki setup, please see archivebot.py/setup.
Options (may be omitted) [ edit ]
show this help message and exit
calculate key for PAGE and exit
load list of pages from FILE
override security options
switch to locale LOCALE
only archive pages from a given namespace
archive a single PAGE, default ns is a user talk page
Global arguments available
These options will override the configuration in
Parameter Description Config variable
Read the bot's configuration data from directory given by PATH, instead of from the default directory.
Set the language of the wiki you want to work on, overriding the configuration in user-config.py. xx should be the language code.
Set the family of the wiki you want to work on, e.g. wikipedia, wiktionary, wikitravel, ... This will override the configuration in user-config.py.
Log in as user 'xyz' instead of the default username.
Immediately return control to the terminal and redirect stdout and stderr to file xyz. (only use for bots that require no input from stdin).
Show the help text.
Enable the log file, using the default filename 'script_name-bot.log' Logs will be stored in the logs subdirectory.
Enable the log file, using 'xyz' as the filename.
Disable the log file (if it is enabled by default).
Sets a new maxlag parameter to a number of seconds. Defer bot edits during periods of database server lag. Default is set by config.py
Set the minimum time (in seconds) the bot will wait between saving pages.
Enable the log file and include extensive debugging data for component "item" (for all components if the second form is used).
Have the bot provide additional console output that may be useful in debugging.
Toggles the cosmetic_changes setting made in config.py or user-config.py to its inverse and overrules it. All other settings and restrictions are untouched.
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).
You may use all given numeric config variables as option and modify it with command line.