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This commit updates the project's license slightly and cleans up a slight issue with past licensing that may come back to haunt this project. For licensing questions or concerns, contact the project owner.

- Add a new COPYRIGHT file, explaining license and copyright a bit more.
- Fix a few small things on the xkcd command.
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HuskyBot - Discord Assistant

HuskyBot is a powerful Discord bot designed from the ground up to assist with advanced moderation and guild management. It boasts one of the most powerful anti-spam systems ever designed in a Discord bot, with more features being added almost daily.

HuskyBot is built to be easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to deploy. It's based on KazWolfe's WolfBot platform, using as the provider. HuskyBot was specifically built for DIY Tech, but has since seen a number of changes to make it more available to the general public.

HuskyBot features an extremely powerful plugin system based on's cog system, augmented with WolfBot's management and configuration tools. As such, it is trivial to both deploy plugins to HuskyBot as well as write your own.

Caution: HuskyBot is an advanced Discord bot. It is strongly assumed that if you are running a version of HuskyBot, you either know how to code or you have someone close by who does. HuskyBot is not necessarily friendly to administrators or configuration, as it was initially designed for a specific guild.

If you require assistance or support with the bot at any time (and you're using the master branch), swing on by DIY Tech's #husky-support channel to get (mostly) live developer assistance.


HuskyBot is a sophisticated bot, and has a (large) number of possible install paths. Feel free to choose whichever is best for your use case.

Docker Compose (Recommended)

HuskyBot also has the capability to run with Docker Compose, and this is the preferred way of running HuskyBot.

  1. Clone the repository somewhere and cd to it,
  2. Copy env.sample to .env.
  3. Open the .env file and add your Discord bot API token on the DISCORD_TOKEN line.
  4. Save the file, and run the bot with docker-compose up -d. The bot and all dependencies will automatically launch.
  5. Add the bot to your guild, and enjoy.

Docker Installation

HuskyBot can optionally be installed as a Docker container, and is more or less self-reliant. Clone the repository, cd to it, and run:

docker build -t huskybot .
docker run -e "DISCORD_TOKEN=<your_api_key>" huskybot:latest

Alternatively, you can set DISCORD_TOKEN in your environment variables if you'd rather not pass it in via commands. This configuration also allows Docker to be launched on managed services, like ECS. See the Docker manual for instructions on how to do this.

Note that the initial build will take a while due to dependency updates. This is normal, and future launches using docker run will be quick. The bot will automatically take care of updates after it is built, meaning bot owners have a seamless experience.

Once your bot is running, you may add the bot to your guild.

systemd Unit

For convenience purposes, we provide a SystemD unit file (under misc/huskybot.service). This service file may be installed and used to automatically manage HuskyBot. To do this:

  1. Ensure all dependencies (as specified under the Classic Mode section) are satisfied.
  2. Create a new user and group, huskybot. Set their home folder to /usr/share/huskybot.
  3. Copy misc/huskybot.service to /etc/systemd/system.
  4. Run systemctl reload-daemon to register the HuskyBot service with SystemD
  5. Place all HuskyBot files in /usr/share/huskybot, and copy env.sample to .env.
  6. Open .env, and set your API key to the specified value.
  7. Start HuskyBot with systemctl start huskybot.service.
  8. Add the bot to your guild, and enjoy.

Note that paths and similar values may be changed, however they must be also updated in the provided unit file.

If you want the bot to auto-start with your server, run systemctl enable huskybot.service.

Classic Mode

HuskyBot must be installed once for every guild that it will be used on. Due to design choices made during the bot's inception, the bot was built specifically to run in a single guild.

  1. Please be sure that you meet the following requirements before attempting to install HuskyBot:

    • A Discord API key. You may get one here.
    • Ubuntu 18.04 or newer. The bot will not work reliably on Windows platforms!
    • A server with at least 1GB RAM. I highly recommend Digital Ocean.
    • Python 3.6 or newer.
    • Python's PIP installed for Python 3.6
  2. Once all prerequisites are set, run the below commands (as a non-privileged user) to install the bot:

    git clone; cd HuskyBot
    sudo python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt
  3. Add the bot to your guild.

  4. Once your bot is in your guild and ready to go, start it with python3

  5. When prompted, paste in your bot API key, and hit ENTER.

  6. Run /help config to get a list of base configuration values, and configure the bot as you see fit.

Required Permissions

For the best experience, it is highly recommended you give HuskyBot Administrator privileges in your guild. If you are uncomfortable with this, custom permissions may be used. Be sure that the bot at the very least has permission to Read Messages, Send Messages, and Attach Embeds. Moderator features and other more advanced parts of HuskyBot require more sophisticated permissions - please check the log to see what permissions will need to be granted.

Command Reference

Once your bot is online, you may use /help to get a list of all commands HuskyBot knows.

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