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It can also be used to simply count the number of pages (rather than listing each individually).

Syntax: python templatecount options templates

Command line options:

-count Counts the number of times each template (passed in as an argument) is transcluded.
-list Gives the list of all of the pages transcluding the templates (rather than just counting them).
-namespace: Filters the search to a given namespace. If this is specified multiple times it will search all given namespaces.


Imagine you wanted to find out how often the templates {{reflist}}, {{quote}} and {{tl}} were used on your wiki, across all namespaces. You didn't care about where they were used, just how many times. You'd then type:

$ python templatecount -count reflist quote tl

Counts how many times {{ref}} and {{note}} are transcluded in articles:

$ python templatecount -count -namespace:0 ref note

Lists all the category pages that transclude {{cfd}} and {{cfdu}}:

$ python templatecount -list -namespace:14 cfd cfdu

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.  
-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.