Code on GitHub. Tarball.

Bashbot was originally an idea and bash snippet from Jonathan Hitchcock. I took it and bastardised it beyond imagination.

It's a fully-featured, modular IRC bot.

The modules come in 2 types:

  • Commands are matched by filename. I.e. "bot: foo bar" will run the command foo if it exists.
  • Regex commands are matched by a regex in the file's first line (commented). So a regex-command beginning with # ^(.*) is( also)? (.*)$ will be executed if you try and set a factoid with "bot: Spinach is a vegtable"

Included modules:

  • announce
  • builtin
  • chanops
  • factoid
  • google
  • insult
  • karma
  • logs
  • say
  • tell


This bot is a security nightmare. I haven't found any mistakes, but you'd be insane to run this in anything but the most strictly-controlled environment.


No optimisation included :-)