Autobot (Wikipedia bot)


As of 2014-06-02, this project is no longer under active development.

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A Wikipedia bot (a computer program designed to make automated edits to Wikipedia). It is written in Standard C - C99 - using the standard libraries and libcurl.

This project has not met its long-term goals, and has been abandoned.

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  • Accepts more than 20 command line options
  • Written entirely in Standard C (C99) that compiles unmodified as C++
  • Uses libcurl for all HTTP requests
  • Copes well with connection failures, Wikipedia server lag, involuntary logouts
  • Robust error detection and informative error reporting
  • Tasks are entirely customizable
  • (Optionally) regularly updates its own status page
  • (Optionally) regularly checks a special shutoff page that any Wikipedian can edit
  • (Optionally) automatically logs all activity to disk

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