Free Software Directory:Pywikibot
Free Software Directory:Participate/Using pywikibot should be merged to this page.
- Add this to LocalSettings.php
# Allow batch uploading for pywikibot $wgGrantPermissions['editpage']['approverevisions'] = true; # Required by the MediaWiki Extension "Approved Revs" to create new pages $wgGrantPermissions['editprotected']['editarticles'] = true; $wgFileExtensions = 'wiki';
Generate a bot account for your user
The bot will be associated with the user name that are logged in.
- Login as WikiSysop in http://directory.fsf.org/
- Visit http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Special:BotPasswords and generate a new bot.
- Bot name: wikibot
- Store the generated password somewhere
Background to using the bot
The method of using BotPasswords improves the security overall. However bot's are required due to a CASAuth issue:
See also the CASAuth issue on this page.
pywikibot_dir="pywikibot-core"; site="http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Main_Page"; family="freesoftwaredirectory"; # The scripts/pagefromfile.py requires scripts/i18n/ (eg scripts/i18n/pagefromfile/) that is pulled with the --recursive option (or "cd pywikibot-core && git submodule update --init" after git clone) git clone --recursive https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/pywikibot/core "$pywikibot_dir" cd "$pywikibot_dir" python generate_family_file.py "$site" "$family" python pwb.py generate_user_files # Select family of sites we are working on, just enter the number or name (default: wikipedia): freesoftwaredirectory # The only known language: en # The language code of the site we're working on (default: en): # Username on en:freesoftwaredirectory: WikiSysop # Do you want to add any other projects? ([y]es, [N]o): n # Do you want to add a BotPassword for WikiSysop? ([y]es, [N]o, [q]uit): y # See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Pywikibot/BotPasswords to # know how to get codes.Please note that plain text in /home/root # /pywikibot-core/user-password.py and anyone with read access to that # directory will be able read the file. # BotPassword's "bot name" for WikiSysop: wikibot # BotPassword's "password" for "WikiSysop" (no characters will be shown): # '/home/root/pywikibot-core/user-config.py' written.
Test pywikibot on MediaWiki
python pwb.py upload -always -ignorewarn ~/heckert_gnu.transp.small.png "Some description"
Estimate time for batch uploading
script_generated=$(date +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.%N"); # .wiki files with identical content since the last revision will be ignored ("No changes were needed on [[YOURTITLE]]") SECONDS=0 for (( i=0; i<10; i++ )); do echo "$script_generated" > Test.wiki; python pwb.py pagefromfile -summary:"The edit summary" -title:"Test$i" -file:"Test.wiki" -textonly -force -pt:0 done duration=$SECONDS echo "$(($duration / 10)) seconds per entry in average." rm -f Test.wiki
This issue doesn't have to be fixed since there's a work around, but it would be great if it were fixed to give us more options.
Pywikibot  is a MediaWiki bot library which we are attemting to utilize to perform batch uploads. However, because of CASAuth, we are unable  to perform main account CAS-based login, and have to resort to using BotPasswords. However, to upload, permissions to alter "File" namespace is needed, but it is restricted to the 'editarticles' permission , and there is no grant  that gives the permission to any BotPasswords-based login. Please add 'editarticles' to the 'Edit protected pages' set , or any other set if you deem appropriate, to allow batch uploading.
// email@example.com, zhuyifei1999_ in #pywikibot at irc.freenode.net, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Zhuyifei1999
pywikibot can be used with OAuth - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Pywikibot/OAuth. However, the OAuth extension is currently not installed - https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Special:Version
Read https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps#Using_pywikibot,_pagefromfile.py_and_Nokogiri for more information
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