pinhook

the pluggable python framework for IRC bots and Twitch bots


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pinhook

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the pluggable python framework for IRC bots and Twitch bots

Tutorial

Installation

$ pip install pinhook

Creating an IRC Bot

To create the bot, just create a python file with the following:

from pinhook.bot import Bot

bot = Bot(
    channels=['#foo', '#bar'],
    nickname='ph-bot',
    server='irc.freenode.net'
)
bot.start()

This will start a basic bot and look for plugins in the ‘plugins’ directory to add functionality.

Optional arguments are:

Creating a Twitch Bot

Pinhook has a baked in way to connect directly to a twitch channel

from pinhook.bot import TwitchBot

bot = TwitchBot(
    nickname='ph-bot',
    channel='#channel',
    token='super-secret-oauth-token'
)
bot.start()

This function has far less options, as the server, port, and ssl are already handled by twitch.

Optional aguments are:

These options are the same for both IRC and Twitch

Creating plugins

In your chosen plugins directory (“plugins” by default) make a python file with a function. You can use the @pinhook.plugin.register decorator to tell the bot the command to activate the function.

The function will need to be structured as such:

import pinhook.plugin

@pinhook.plugin.register('!test')
def test_plugin(msg):
    message = '{}: this is a test!'.format(msg.nick)
    return pinhook.plugin.message(message)

The function will need to accept a single argument in order to accept a Message object from the bot.

The Message object has the following attributes:

The plugin function must return one of the following in order to give a response to the command:

Examples

There are some basic examples in the examples directory in this repository.

For a live and maintained bot running the current version of pinhook see pinhook-tilde.