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Rawrbot - An IRC Bot written in Ruby By: Craig Meinschein ==================================== Rawrbot is a Ruby IRC bot which uses the Cinch IRC Bot framework. (https://github.com/cinchrb/cinch) Functionality is based on plugins loaded into the bot. Plugins can be written using Ruby and the Cinch API. The original purpose of Rawrbot was to be a tool to assist Portland State University's Office of Information Technology Help Desk technicians. Many of the plugins I've written are specifically geared towards that and are only useful for that purpose. Other plugins are more generic or are simply for-fun. REQUIREMENTS: ============= Rawrbot itself requires - Ruby v1.9.x, and - The 'Cinch' Ruby gem. Individual plugins have their own requirements, which are listed at the top of the plugin file. INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION: ============= - Clone the git repo. `git clone git://github.com/pfaffle/Rawrbot.git` - Edit the list of plugins to load (if desired) in rawrbot.rb. Specifically, edit the line that looks like this: config.plugins.plugins = [plugin1,plugin2,plugin3] Inside the square brackets should be a comma-separated list of the Class names of each plugin you wish to load when Rawrbot is started. - Create and edit the config files. Samples are provided for the main rawrbot config file and config and authentication information files for the plugins. In each case, simply create a copy of the file with the same name, excluding the .sample extension, then edit it to your liking. `cp config.rb.sample config.rb` `vim config.rb` - Run the bot within screen or tmux. `./rawrbot.rb` MODIFYING/ADDING PLUGINS ============= If you want to create your own plugin for Rawrbot, simply create a file named plugin_pluginname.rb in the 'plugins' directory underneath the bot's installation directory. Use other plugins as examples to work from when creating a new plugin. Add your plugin's Class name to the comma-separated list of plugins in rawrbot.rb if you want it to be automatically loaded when the bot starts. For more details, consult the Cinch documentation and see more examples at Cinch's Github.com repo.