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Sorry for the title, i usually do suck in title thinking.

Currently in "Pywikibot" folder I have some 1000 scripts. Highly unstructured and so... If I need something sometimes it's hard to find needed script.

I was thinking about folder "projects" in Pywikibot folder, where could go project folders.

From cmd I would call script from project "wikidatafix" (which is in folder "projects"):

pwb.py wikidatafix fix_evething_in_wikidata.py

I chose wikidatafix as first argument for pwb.py a) for performance reasons (i may have 1000 projects, in each project 100 python files) b) i may want to have fix_evething_in_wikidata.py file in every project :)

Even if it would be bad idea for general use, maybe somebody could write some lines of python and show how to change pwb.py file (i guess)?

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Restricted Application added subscribers: pywikibot-bugs-list, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptFeb 19 2018, 3:38 PM
user_config.py
# ############# EXTERNAL SCRIPT PATH SETTING ##############
# set your own script path to lookup for your script files.
# your private script path must be located inside the
# framework folder, subfolders must be delimited by '.'.
# every folder must contain an (empty) __init__.py file.
#
# The search order is
# 1. user_script_paths in the given order
# 2. scripts
# 3. scripts/maintenance
# 4. scripts/archive
#
# sample:
# user_script_paths = ['scripts.myscripts']
user_script_paths = []

So if you keep your script names unique and register any folder in this config, I think you will find this useful.

You can pass the full path of the file to pwb.py, so python pwb.py projects/wikidatafix/fix_everything_in_wikidata.py (or pwb.py projects\wikidatafix\fix_everything_in_wikidata.py on Windows) should work.

So if you keep your script names unique and register any folder in this config, I think you will find this useful.

Yes, I know about user_script_paths. Nice thing, but not exactly solution to this "problem".
a) as I said, I could have same-titled scripts in each folder, that I want to use in cmd. For example, I have import script folders for each thing (website), and I name them 'import.py'
b) not so very big issue, but performance. As I already said, I may have 1000 projects. Each time I run the script, it could have to go trough all those 1000 folders till it finds rights project.
c) maintaining user_script_paths if I have many projects would be hell :)

You can pass the full path of the file to pwb.py, so python pwb.py projects/wikidatafix/fix_everything_in_wikidata.py (or pwb.py projects\wikidatafix\fix_everything_in_wikidata.py on Windows) should work.

Your solution is quite long :) I may have wikidatafix folder somewhere deeper in path. Yes, I know, what I said in description, but I could have it like that. Writing it everytime (not a simple copy-paste)... Also hell :)

Xqt added a subscriber: Xqt.Jun 19 2018, 9:11 PM

You also can have several pywikibot repositories each for a different project. Then cd to the wanted repo and run any script in it with pwb yourscript. You can shortcut the cd command via batch script.

Xqt added a comment.EditedJun 19 2018, 9:18 PM

And btw valhallasw’s proposal is not very different from your request:

Instead of
pwb.py wikidatafix fix_evething_in_wikidata.py
Just write
pwb.py wikidatafix/fix_evething_in_wikidata.py

and organize your folders accordingly. In case the command line is to long, use a shortcut via shell command.

Xqt added a comment.Jun 19 2018, 9:22 PM

Next solution if you have the same scripts for different project: use global options like -family and -lang for it (or implement your own option to select a project variant).

Mpaa added a subscriber: Mpaa.Jun 19 2018, 9:52 PM

Or make a script with your path selection logic, that generate the needed command string "python pwb.py projects/wikidatafix/fix_everything_in_wikidata.py" and execute it.