[Migrated] Automatically have AWB do multiple things for bots
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@R 02:04, 15 June 2007 (UTC) wrote:
I'm guessing this is way too hard and the reason people write their own scripts, but here goes anyway: To start my bot, I must make a list from one place, filter it, make from transclusions and filter. Though it doesn't take long, I'm requesting a way to automate this and put it on a timer. For my other bot, it does take a little longer What I mean is a timer that automatically runs a bot every x minutes, and then performs the things you set it to do (ie. filter, then do this, then filter, then start with appending y). Basically, just tell AWB exactly what you normally do by hand, and have it do everything at the same time with just one click or automatically.. Like I said, probably pretty hard, but mines well request it.

@Mike.lifeguard 18:47, 5 October 2007 (UTC) wrote:
The ability to set up multiple tasks (for example, several template replacement runs), do a test edit with each task to make sure they do what you're expecting. Then hit "run tasks in sequence" and have AWB go through each task in turn.

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@Reedy 08:54, 15 June 2007 (UTC) wrote:
Well, in theory there isnt... If we could build some form of an instruction set that awb can follow... and all the functions are software call-able, its viable.

@Brianmc 12:12, 15 June 2007 (UTC) wrote:
Sounds like you're talking about a sort of basic scripting language. If it is an itch someone wants to scratch make sure there are commands/points where you can prompt for user input.

@Mashiah_Davidson 23:29, 13 July 2007 (UTC) wrote:
Agree, this is very convenient to run two scripts subsequently each with its own settings file and its own input data file. A command line parameter will be fine for script name definition.

@Kingboyk 23:22, 26 January 2008 (UTC) wrote:
Things like this can in theory already be done with plugins or modules. However, I think that AWB ''does'' need this as a standard feature. I'd like it to be able to automatically check certain categories periodically and run a bot job (with seperate settings for each category) too. I was thinking more of keeping it all in the UI and using XML to define tasks myself. Anyway, if at some point I'm looking for something to do I might investigate this further.

@Rich_Farmbrough 11:03, 11 August 2010 (UTC) wrote:
Now we also have the "call external script" functionality, just adding enough to allow AWB to start log on (log on used to work with profiles?) and run would do the trick.

I support this idea.