EarwigBot is a Python robot that edits Wikipedia and interacts with people over IRC. This file provides a basic overview of how to install and setup the bot; more detailed information is located in the docs/ directory (available online at PyPI). Development began, based on the Pywikipedia framework, in early 2009. Approval for its fist task, a copyright violation detector, was carried out in May, and the bot has been running consistently ever since (with the exception of Jan/Feb 2011). It currently handles several ongoing tasks ranging from statistics generation to category cleanup, and on-demand tasks such as WikiProject template tagging. Since it started running, the bot has made over 50,000 edits.