Pagerename.py is a small Python script that integrates in the pywikipedia framework. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the main tool used by robots on Wikipedia. I wrote the script a good while ago, when I needed to quickly rename several hundred pages on the Romanian Wikipedia. The script was designed to make the same modification on all the titles from a series of pages. You can remove parts of the title or add a new text at the beginning and/or and of the title.
In the mean time the guys at pywikipedia wrote movepages.py, a somewhat similar script. Nevertheless, in September I decided to propose my script for inclusion in pywikipedia. Unfortunately, it didn’t make it, however it was included in the project’s encyclopedia, at http://botwiki.sno.cc/wiki/Python:Pagerename.py. I’d love to hear your opinion about the script. Please leave any comments you might have below.