girc, a flexible IRC library for Go
girc is fairly close to marking the 1.0.0 endpoint, which will be tagged as necessary, so you will be able to use this with care knowing the specific tag you're using won't have breaking changes
- Focuses on simplicity, yet tries to still be flexible.
- Only requires standard library packages
- Event based triggering/responses (example, and CTCP too!)
- Documentation is mostly complete.
- Support for almost all of the IRCv3 spec.
- SASL Auth (currently only
EXTERNALis support by default, however you can simply implement
SASLMechyourself to support additional mechanisms.)
- Message tags (things like
account-tagon by default)
extended-join, etc -- all handled seemlessly (cap.go for more info).
- SASL Auth (currently only
- Channel and user tracking. Easily find what users are in a channel, if a user is away, or if they are authenticated (if the server supports it!)
- Client state/capability tracking. Easy methods to access capability data (LookupChannel, LookupUser, GetServerOption (ISUPPORT), etc.)
- Built-in support for things you would commonly have to implement yourself.
$ go get -u github.com/lrstanley/girc
See the examples within the documentation for real-world usecases. Here are a few real-world usecases/examples/projects which utilize girc:
|nagios-check-ircd||Nagios utility for monitoring the health of an ircd|
|nagios-notify-irc||Nagios utility for sending alerts to one or many channels/networks|
|matterbridge||bridge between mattermost, IRC, slack, discord (and many others) with REST API|
Working on a project and want to add it to the list? Submit a pull request!
Please review the CONTRIBUTING doc for submitting issues/a guide on submitting pull requests and helping out.
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girc artwork licensed under CC 3.0 based on Renee French under Creative Commons 3.0 Attributions.
- IRCv3: Specification Docs
- IRCv3: Specification Repo
- IRCv3 Capability Registry
- ISUPPORT Specification Docs (alternative 1, alternative 2, relevant draft)
- IRC Numerics List
- Extended WHO (also known as WHOX)
- RFC1459: Internet Relay Chat Protocol
- RFC2812: Internet Relay Chat: Client Protocol
- RFC2813: Internet Relay Chat: Server Protocol
- RFC7194: Default Port for Internet Relay Chat (IRC) via TLS/SSL
- RFC4422: Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL EXTERNAL)
- RFC4616: The PLAIN SASL Mechanism