The wp-archivebot package

[ Tags: bsd3, network, program ] [ Propose Tags ]

A MediaWiki's RecentChanges or NewPages links to every new edit or article; this bot will poll the corresponding RSS feeds (easier and more reliable than parsing the HTML), follow the links to the new edit/article, and then use TagSoup to filter out every off-wiki link (eg. to

With this list of external links, the bot will then fire off requests to, which will make a backup (similar to the Internet Archive, but on-demand).

Example: to archive links from every article in the English Wikipedia's RecentChanges:

wp-archivebot ''


Versions 0.1
Dependencies base (==3.*), feed, HTTP, network, parallel, tagsoup [details]
License BSD3
Author Gwern
Category Network
Uploaded Thu Jun 4 16:31:50 UTC 2009 by GwernBranwen
Distributions NixOS:0.1
Executables wp-archivebot
Downloads 323 total (3 in the last 30 days)
Rating 0.0 (0 ratings) [clear rating]
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Status Docs not available [build log]
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