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Wikimedia Git repository has this file: scripts/ is a script of the Pywikipedia Bot framework. It is used to copy multiple images to a wiki. It takes a URL as an argument and finds all images (and other files specified by the extensions in 'fileformats') that URL is referring to, asking whether to upload them. If further arguments are given, they are considered to be the text that is common to the descriptions.

A second use is to get a number of images that have URLs only differing in numbers. To do this, use the command line option "-pattern", and give the URL with the variable part replaced by '$' (if that character occurs in the URL itself, you will have to change the bot code, my apologies).

Other options:

-shown      Choose images shown on the page as well as linked from it
-justshown  Choose _only_ images shown on the page, not those linked



Questions asked[edit]

When the bot is run, the bot will ask four questions (the web address is an example):

What text should be added at the end of the description of each image from this url? 

Include image ([y]es, [N]o, [s]top) 

Give the description of this image: 

Specify a category (or press enter to end adding categories)

Global arguments available

These options will override the configuration in settings.

Global options
ParameterDescriptionConfig variable
- Read the bot's configuration data from directory given by PATH, instead of from the default directory.
-lang:xx mylang
-family:xyz family
-user:xyz usernames
-log log
-log:xyz logfilename
-maxlag maxlag
Set the minimum time (in seconds) the bot will wait between saving pages. put_throttle
-debug:item Enable the log file and include extensive debugging data for component "item" (for all components if the second form is used). debug_log
-verbose Have the bot provide additional console output that may be useful in debugging. verbose_output
-cosmeticchanges Toggles the cosmetic_changes setting made in or to its inverse and overrules it. All other settings and restrictions are untouched. cosmetic_changes
-simulate simulate
- You may use all given numeric config variables as option and modify it with command line.