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Bots, or Robots are software applications that perform automated tasks on the internet.  Most often, they run tasks that are simple and structurally repetitive, much  quicker than a human could do alone.
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== Running your own bot ==
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=== Frameworks and interfaces for bot development  ===
 
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Bots, or Robots are software applications that perform automated tasks on the internet. Most often, they run tasks that are simple and structurally repetitive, much quicker than a human could do alone.


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Running your own bot

For what use? E.g. add a footer to some categorized pages,[1] add some wikilinks,[2] archive in moving old talk to subpages,[3] edit categories,[4] manage templates.[5]
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  1. add_text.py
  2. replace.py
  3. archivebot.py
  4. category.py
  5. template.py


Frameworks and interfaces for bot development

See API:Client Code

MediaWiki API is for convenient access to machine-readable data.

See also

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