cosmetic_changes — Cosmetic Changes of Wikitext#

This module can do slight modifications to tidy a wiki page’s source code.

The changes are not supposed to change the look of the rendered wiki page.

If you wish to run this as an stand-alone script, use:

scripts/cosmetic_changes.py

For regular use, it is recommended to put this line into your user config:

cosmetic_changes = True

You may enable cosmetic changes for additional languages by adding the dictionary cosmetic_changes_enable to your user-config.py. It should contain a tuple of languages for each site where you wish to enable in addition to your own langlanguage if cosmetic_changes_mylang_only is True (see below). Please set your dictionary by adding such lines to your user config:

cosmetic_changes_enable['wikipedia'] = ('de', 'en', 'fr')

There is another config variable: You can set:

cosmetic_changes_mylang_only = False

if you’re running a bot on multiple sites and want to do cosmetic changes on all of them, but be careful if you do.

You may disable cosmetic changes by adding the all unwanted languages to the dictionary cosmetic_changes_disable in your user config file (user_config.py). It should contain a tuple of languages for each site where you wish to disable cosmetic changes. You may use it with cosmetic_changes_mylang_only is False, but you can also disable your own language. This also overrides the settings in the dictionary cosmetic_changes_enable. Please set this dictionary by adding such lines to your user config file:

cosmetic_changes_disable['wikipedia'] = ('de', 'en', 'fr')

You may disable cosmetic changes for a given script by appending the all unwanted scripts to the list cosmetic_changes_deny_script in your user-config.py. By default it contains cosmetic_changes.py itself and touch.py. This overrides all other enabling settings for cosmetic changes. Please modify the given list by adding such lines to your user-config.py:

cosmetic_changes_deny_script.append('your_script_name_1')

or by adding a list to the given one:

cosmetic_changes_deny_script += ['your_script_name_1',
                                 'your_script_name_2']
class cosmetic_changes.CANCEL(value)[source]#

Bases: IntEnum

Cancel level to ignore exceptions.

If an error occurred and either skips the page or the method or a single match. ALL raises the exception.

New in version 6.3.

ALL = 0#
MATCH = 3#
METHOD = 2#
PAGE = 1#
class cosmetic_changes.CosmeticChangesToolkit(page, *, show_diff=False, ignore=CANCEL.ALL)[source]#

Bases: object

Cosmetic changes toolkit.

Changed in version 7.0: from_page() method was removed

Changed in version 5.2: instantiate the CosmeticChangesToolkit from a page object; only allow keyword arguments except for page parameter; namespace and pageTitle parameters are deprecated

Changed in version 7.0: namespace and pageTitle parameters were removed

Parameters:
  • page (pywikibot.page.BasePage) – the Page object containing the text to be modified

  • show_diff (bool) – show difference after replacements

  • ignore (IntEnum) – ignores if an error occurred and either skips the page or only that method. It can be set one of the CANCEL constants

change(text)[source]#

Execute all clean up methods and catch errors if activated.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

Union[bool, str]

Tidy up wikilinks found in a string.

This function will: * Replace underscores with spaces

  • Move leading and trailing spaces out of the wikilink and into the surrounding text

  • Convert URL-encoded characters into Unicode-encoded characters

  • Move trailing characters out of the link and make the link without using a pipe, if possible

  • Capitalize the article title of the link, if appropriate

Parameters:

text (str) – string to perform the clean-up on

Returns:

text with tidied wikilinks

Return type:

str

cleanUpSectionHeaders(text)[source]#

Add a space between the equal signs and the section title.

Example:

==Section title==

becomes:

== Section title ==

Note

This space is recommended in the syntax help on the English and German Wikipedias. It is not wanted on Lojban and English Wiktionaries (T168399, T169064) and it might be that it is not wanted on other wikis. If there are any complaints, please file a bug report.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

commonsfiledesc(text)[source]#

Clean up file descriptions on Wikimedia Commons.

It works according to [1] and works only on pages in the file namespace on Wikimedia Commons.

[1]: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Tools/pywiki_file_description_cleanup

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fixArabicLetters(text)[source]#

Fix Arabic and Persian letters.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fixHtml(text)[source]#

Relace html markups with wikitext markups.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fixReferences(text)[source]#

Fix references tags.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fixSelfInterwiki(text)[source]#

Interwiki links to the site itself are displayed like local links.

Remove their language code prefix.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fixStyle(text)[source]#

Convert prettytable to wikitable class.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fixSyntaxSave(text)[source]#

Convert weblinks to wikilink, fix link syntax.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fixTypo(text)[source]#

Fix units.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

fix_ISBN(text)[source]#

Hyphenate ISBN numbers.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

putSpacesInLists(text)[source]#

Add a space between the * or # and the text.

Note

This space is recommended in the syntax help on the English, German and French Wikipedias. It might be that it is not wanted on other wikis. If there are any complaints, please file a bug report.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

removeEmptySections(text)[source]#

Cleanup empty sections.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

removeNonBreakingSpaceBeforePercent(text)[source]#

Remove a non-breaking space between number and percent sign.

Newer MediaWiki versions automatically place a non-breaking space in front of a percent sign, so it is no longer required to place it manually.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

removeUselessSpaces(text)[source]#

Cleanup multiple or trailing spaces.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

replaceDeprecatedTemplates(text)[source]#

Replace deprecated templates.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

resolveHtmlEntities(text)[source]#

Replace HTML entities with string.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

safe_execute(method, text)[source]#

Execute the method and catch exceptions if enabled.

Parameters:
  • method (Callable[str, str]) –

  • text (str) –

Return type:

str

standardizePageFooter(text)[source]#

Standardize page footer.

Makes sure that interwiki links and categories are put into the correct position and into the right order. This combines the old instances of standardizeInterwiki and standardizeCategories.

The page footer consists of the following parts in that sequence: 1. categories 2. additional information depending on the local site policy 3. interwiki

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

translateAndCapitalizeNamespaces(text)[source]#

Use localized namespace names.

Changed in version 7.4: No longer expect a specific namespace alias for File:

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str

translateMagicWords(text)[source]#

Use localized magic words.

Parameters:

text (str) –

Return type:

str