Debate the merits of node.js all you want, but it sure does make writing IRC bots easy.
This one will respond as though it were a lead actor in the film classic "Dude, Where's My Car."
The following environment variables can be used, and have the below fallbacks if not specified:
export SWEETDUDEBOT_SERVER='chat.freenode.net' export SWEETDUDEBOT_PORT=6667 export SWEETDUDEBOT_CHANNEL='#yourchannel' export SWEETDUDEBOT_NICK='sweetdudebot'
This bot is a quick hack off of node-sedbot.