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|Stephen McQuay 82ef0133fc||9 years ago|
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====== ircbot ====== background ========== On Feb 13th I joined the PyLadies folks (along with a friend, `@btanaka <https://twitter.com/btanaka>`_) to learn about how to make an IRC bot. There was no formal presentation, but it was a great opportunity to get together with friends and hack. The notes from the event can be found `here <http://bit.ly/pyladychat>`_, with relevant code found at `this GitHub repo <https://github.com/trustrachel/pyladies-chatbot>`_. I can understand why `Rachel <http://trustrachel.com/>`_ would have started with a repository that wouldn't have required a single sudo or pip command: `K.I.S.S <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle>`_ . There is overhead associated with teaching pip/virtualenv/etc. when people don't know what that is. After perusing the code in that repo, however, I thought that there had to be a simpler way. Back in December the question of making an IRC bot came up in the `BayPIGgies <http://www.baypiggies.net/>`_ mailing list, and Guido hisself answered `with one word: Twisted <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/baypiggies/2012-December/008715.html>`_. I thought I ought to look at what it would take, and turns out that it isn't much; I made this repo/package so that people could grab the source, run setup.py develop, and hack/execute to their heart's content. I hope someone finds it useful. installation ============ If you're going to hack, clone this repo: .. code-block:: bash git clone https://s.mcquay.me/smcquay/ircbot cd ircbot python setup.py develop And then continue to add code to ircbot.IRCBot.privmsg. If you're not going to hack and just want a simple echo server: .. code-block:: bash pip install ircbot execution ========= Once you've installed the bot, you can invoke it as such: .. code-block:: bash ircbot -p 6668 -n echobot python utah-python or consult ircbot -h.