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go-keybase-chat-bot

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Script Keybase Chat in Go!

This module is a side-project/work in progress and may change or have crashers, but feel free to play with it. As long as you're logged in as a Keybase user, you can use this module to script basic chat commands.

Installation

Make sure to install Keybase.

go get -u github.com/keybase/go-keybase-chat-bot/...

Hello world

package main

import (
	"flag"
	"fmt"
	"os"

	"github.com/keybase/go-keybase-chat-bot/kbchat"
)

func fail(msg string, args ...interface{}) {
	fmt.Fprintf(os.Stderr, msg+"\n", args...)
	os.Exit(3)
}

func main() {
	var kbLoc string
	var kbc *kbchat.API
	var err error

	flag.StringVar(&kbLoc, "keybase", "keybase", "the location of the Keybase app")
	flag.Parse()

	if kbc, err = kbchat.Start(kbchat.RunOptions{KeybaseLocation: kbLoc}); err != nil {
		fail("Error creating API: %s", err.Error())
	}

	tlfName := fmt.Sprintf("%s,%s", kbc.GetUsername(), "kb_monbot")
	fmt.Printf("saying hello on conversation: %s\n", tlfName)
	if _, err = kbc.SendMessageByTlfName(tlfName, "hello!"); err != nil {
		fail("Error sending message; %s", err.Error())
	}
}

Commands

Start(runOpts RunOptions) (*API, error)

This must be run first in order to start the Keybase JSON API stdin/stdout interactive mode.

API.SendMessage(channel chat1.ChatChannel, body string) (SendResponse, error)

send a new message by specifying a channel

API.SendMessageByConvID(convID string, body string) (SendResponse, error)

send a new message by specifying a conversation ID

API.SendMessageByTlfName(tlfName string, body string) (SendResponse, error)

send a new message by specifying a TLF name

API.GetConversations(unreadOnly bool) ([]chat1.ConvSummary, error)

get all conversations, optionally filtering for unread status

API.GetTextMessages(channel chat1.ChatChannel, unreadOnly bool) ([]chat1.MsgSummary, error)

get all text messages, optionally filtering for unread status

Reads the messages in a channel. You can read with or without marking as read.

API.ListenForNextTextMessages() NewSubscription

Returns an object that allows for a bot to enter into a loop calling NewSubscription.Read to receive any new message across all conversations (except the bots own messages). See the following example:

API.InChatSend(channel chat1.ChatChannel, body string) (SendResponse, error)

send a new message which can contain in-chat-send payments (i.e. +5XLM@joshblum) by specifying a channel

API.InChatSendByConvID(convID string, body string) (SendResponse, error)

send a new message which can contain in-chat-send payments (i.e. +5XLM@joshblum) by specifying a conversation ID

API.InChatSendByTlfName(tlfName string, body string) (SendResponse, error)

send a new message which can contain in-chat-send payments (i.e. +5XLM@joshblum) by specifying a TLF name

	sub, err := kbc.ListenForNewTextMessages()
	if err != nil {
		fail("Error listening: %s", err.Error())
	}

	for {
		msg, err := sub.Read()
		if err != nil {
			fail("failed to read message: %s", err.Error())
		}

		if msg.Message.Content.Type != "text" {
			continue
		}

		if msg.Message.Sender.Username == kbc.GetUsername() {
			continue
		}

		if _, err = kbc.SendMessage(msg.Message.Channel, msg.Message.Content.Text.Body); err != nil {
			fail("error echo'ing message: %s", err.Error())
		}
	}

API.Listen(kbchat.ListenOptions{Wallet: true}) NewSubscription

Returns the same object as above, but this one will have another channel on it that also gets wallet events. You can get those just like chat messages: NewSubscription.ReadWallet. So if you care about both of these types of events, you might run two loops like this:

	sub, err := kbc.Listen(kbchat.ListenOptions{Wallet: true})
	if err != nil {
		fail("Error listening: %s", err.Error())
	}

	go func() {
		for {
			payment, err := sub.ReadWallet()
			if err != nil {
				fail("failed to read payment event: %s", err.Error())
			}
			tlfName := fmt.Sprintf("%s,%s", payment.Payment.FromUsername, "kb_monbot")
			msg := fmt.Sprintf("thanks for the %s!", payment.Payment.AmountDescription)
			if _, err = kbc.SendMessageByTlfName(tlfName, msg); err != nil {
				fail("error thanking for payment: %s", err.Error())
			}
		}
	}()

	for {
		msg, err := sub.Read()
		if err != nil {
			fail("failed to read message: %s", err.Error())
		}

		if msg.Message.Content.TypeName != "text" {
			continue
		}

		if msg.Message.Sender.Username == kbc.GetUsername() {
			continue
		}

		if _, err = kbc.SendMessage(msg.Message.Channel, msg.Message.Content.Text.Body); err != nil {
			fail("error echo'ing message: %s", err.Error())
		}
	}

TODO:

  • attachment handling (posting/getting)
  • edit/delete
  • many other things!

Contributions

  • welcomed!

Precommit hooks

We check all git commits with pre-commit hooks generated via pre-commit.com pre-commit hooks. To enable use of these pre-commit hooks:

  • Install the pre-commit utility. For some common cases:
    • pip install pre-commit
    • brew install pre-commit
  • Remove any existing pre-commit hooks via rm .git/hooks/pre-commit
  • Configure via pre-commit install

Types

Most of the types the bot uses are generated from definitions defined in the protocol/ directory inside the Keybase client repo. This ensures that the types that the bot uses are consistent across bots and always up to date with the output of the API.

To build the types for the Go bot, you'll need to clone the client repo in the same parent directory that contains go-keybase-chat-bot/.

git clone https://github.com/keybase/client

and install the necessary dependencies for compiling the protocol files. This requires node.js and Yarn.

cd client/protocol
yarn install

Then you can generate the types by using the provided Makefile in this Go bot repo. Note that goimports is required to generate the types.

go get golang.org/x/tools/cmd/goimports # if you don't have goimports installed
cd ../../go-keybase-chat-bot
make

Should you need to remove all the types for some reason, you can run make clean.

Testing

You'll need to have a few demo bot accounts and teams to run the suite of tests. Make a copy of kbchat/test_config.example.yaml, rename it to kbchat/test_config.yaml, and replace the example data with your own. Tests can then be run inside of kbchat/ with go test.

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