Manual:Pywikibot/create categories.py

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Program to batch create categories.

The program expects a generator of page titles to be used as suffix for creating new categories with a different base.

Parameters[edit]

The following command line parameters are supported:

-always         Don't ask, just do the edit.

-parent         The name of the parent category.

-basename       The base to be used for the new category names.

Example[edit]

python pwb.py create_categories \ -lang:commons \ -family:commons \ -links:User:Multichill/Wallonia \ -parent:"Cultural heritage monuments in Wallonia" \ -basename:"Cultural heritage monuments in"

The page 'User:Multichill/Wallonia' on commons contains page links like [[Category:Hensies]], causing this script to create [[Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Hensies]].

Global arguments available

These options will override the configuration in user-config.py 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 user-config.py. 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 user-config.py. 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 config.py maxlag
-putthrottle:n
-pt:n
-put_throttle:n
Set the minimum time (in seconds) the bot will wait between saving pages. put_throttle
-debug:item
-debug
Enable the log file and include extensive debugging data for component "item" (for all components if the second form is used). debug_log
-verbose
-v
Have the bot provide additional console output that may be useful in debugging. verbose_output
-cosmeticchanges
-cc
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. 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.