-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".
-start:XY goes through all misspellings in the category on your wiki
that is defined (to the bot) as the category containing
misspelling pages, starting at XY. If the -start argument is not
given, it starts at the beginning.
-main only check pages in the main namespace, not in the talk,
wikipedia, user, etc. namespaces.
Global arguments available
These options will override the configuration in user-config.py settings.
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
-putthrottle:n -pt:n -put_throttle:n
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.