Welcome to BOTD,

BOTD is a pure python3 IRC chat bot that can run as a background daemon for 24/7 a day presence in a IRC channel, it can be used to display RSS feeds, act as a UDP to IRC relay and you can program your own commands for it.

BOTD is placed in the Public Domain and has no COPYRIGHT and no LICENSE.


installation is through pypi, use the superuser (sudo):

$ pip3 install botd
$ cp /usr/local/share/botd/botd.service /etc/systemd/system
$ systemctl enable botd
$ botctl cfg server=botd.io
$ systemctl start botd


with the use of feedparser you canserve rss feeds in your channel (sudo):

$ apt install python3-feedparser

add an url use the rss command with an url:

$ botctl rss https://github.com/bthate/botd/commits/master.atom

run the fnd (find) command to see what urls are registered:

$ botctl fnd rss
0 https://github.com/bthate/botd/commits/master.atom

the ftc (fetch) command can be used to poll the added feeds:

$ botctl ftc
fetched 20


the bot package provides a library (ob.py) you can use to program objects under python3. It provides a basic Object, that mimics a dict while using attribute access and provides a save/load to/from json files on disk. objects can be searched with a little database module, it uses read-only files to improve persistence and a type in filename for reconstruction.

basic usage is this:

>>> from ob import Object
>>> o = Object()
>>> o.key = "value"
>>> o.key

objects try to mimic a dictionary while trying to be an object with normal attribute access as well. hidden methods are provided as are the basic methods like get, items, keys, register, set, update, values.

the bot.obj module has the basic methods like load and save as a object function using an obj as the first argument:

>>> import ob
>>> ob.wd = "data"
>>> o = ob.Object()
>>> o["key"] = "value"
>>> p = o.save()
>>> p
>>> oo = ob.Object()
>>> oo.load(p)
>> oo.key

great for giving objects peristence by having their state stored in files.


BOTD’s bot package is a pure python3 bot library you can use to program bots, uses a JSON in file database with a versioned readonly storage and reconstructs objects based on type information in the path.

the following modules are provided:

adm                 - administration
all                 - all modules
cms                 - commands
fnd                 - find
irc                 - intermet relay chat
log                 - log text
rss                 - rich site syndicate
tdo                 - todo
udp                 - udp to irc relay


modules are not read from a directory, instead you must include your own written commands with a updated version of the code. First clone the repository (as user):

$ git clone http://github.com/bthate/botd
$ cd botd

to program your own commands, open bot/hlo.py (new file) and add the following code:

def hlo(event):
    event.reply("hello %s" % event.origin)

add the hlo module to the bot/all.py module:

import bot.hlo

then install with python3 (using sudo):

$ python3 setup.py install
$ python3 setup.py install_data

reload the systemd service:

$ systemctl stop botd
$ systemctl start botd

now you can type the “hlo” command, showing hello <user>:

<bart> !hlo
hello root@console


there is also the possibility to serve as a UDP to IRC relay where you can send UDP packages to the bot and have txt displayed in the channel. output to the IRC channel is done with the use python3 code to send a UDP packet to BOTD, it’s unencrypted txt send to the bot and displayed in the joined channels:

import socket

def toudp(host=localhost, port=5500, txt=""):
    sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM)
    sock.sendto(bytes(txt.strip(), "utf-8"), host, port)

to have the udp relay running, add udp to the all variable in bin/botd:

all = "adm,cms,fnd,irc,krn,log,rss,tdo,udp"


if the users option is set in the irc config then users need to be added before they can give commands, use the met command to introduce a user:

$ sudo botctl met ~bart@botd.io


as of version 42 BOTD uses an internal bot package instead of botl. if you want to use previous data change botl and botd to bot in /var/lib/botd/store.


“contributed back”

botfather on #dunkbots irc.freenode.net