Manage featured/good article/list status template.

This script understands various command-line arguments:

Task commands[edit]

-featured         use this script for featured articles. Default task if no task
                  command is specified

-good             use this script for good articles.

-lists            use this script for featured lists.

-former           use this script for removing {{Link FA|xx}} from former
                  fearured articles

                  NOTE: you may have all of these commands in one run


-interactive:     ask before changing each page

-nocache          doesn't include cache files file to remember if the article
                  already was verified.

-nocache:xx,yy    you may ignore language codes xx,yy,... from cache file

-fromlang:xx,yy   xx,yy,zz,.. are the languages to be verified.
-fromlang:ar--fi  Another possible with range the languages

-fromall          to verify all languages.

-tolang:xx,yy     xx,yy,zz,.. are the languages to be updated

-after:zzzz       process pages after and including page zzzz
                  (sorry, not implemented yet)

-side             use -side if you want to move all {{Link FA|lang}} next to the
                  corresponding interwiki links. Default is placing
                  {{Link FA|lang}} on top of the interwiki links.
                  (This option is deprecated with wikidata)

-count            Only counts how many featured/good articles exist
                  on all wikis (given with the "-fromlang" argument) or
                  on several language(s) (when using the "-fromall" argument).
                  Example: python featured -fromlang:en,he -count
                  counts how many featured articles exist in the en and he

-quiet            no corresponding pages are displayed.

Global arguments available

These options will override the configuration in settings.

Global options
Parameter Description Config variable
-dir:PATH Read the bot's configuration data from directory given by PATH, instead of from the default directory.  
-config:file The user config filename. Default is
-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.