Perlwikibot is a framework for writing MediaWiki bots written in Perl, a free and open-source cross-platform programming language. MediaWiki::Bot itself provides classes and methods to perform many common tasks. There are currently no ready-to-run scripts like those found in pywikibot.

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Documentation is best found by the command perldoc MediaWiki::Bot, or from CPAN. There is also some documentation on the Google Code wiki.


Important note
MediaWiki::Bot 3.0 has breaking changes. Please review the release notes and upgrade your client code prior to attempting to use the new release.

Ready-to-run scripts

As mentioned above, perlwikibot does not currently provide ready-to-run scripts. Perlwikibot-scripts will attempt to provide a port for most pywikibot scripts after the 3.0 release. guides the user through writing a high-quality script for that project.

Getting help

First, check the documentation. If your question is not answered there, you can contact the development team in three ways, listed here from most to least preferred:

  1. Email
  2. Submit a bug
  3. Join #perlwikipedia on
Last modified on 7 October 2010, at 20:14