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SUPYBOT(1) General Commands Manual SUPYBOT(1)


supybot - A robust and user friendly Python IRC bot


supybot [options] configFile


Supybot is a robust, user-friendly, and programmer-friendly Python IRC bot. It aims to be an adequate replacement for most existing IRC bots. It includes a very flexible and powerful ACL system for controlling access to commands, as well as more than 50 builtin plugins providing around 400 actual commands.


Show version of program.
Show summary of options.
Enable profiling.
Nick the bot should use.
Full username the bot should use.
Ident the bot should use.
Determines whether the bot will daemonize. This is a no-op on non-POSIX systems.
Determines whether the bot will allow its defaultCapabilities not to include "-owner", thus giving all users the owner capability by default. This is dumb, hence we require a command-line option to enable it.
Determines whether the bot will be allowed to run as root. You do not want this. Do not do it. Even if you think you want it, you do not.
Determines whether some extra debugging stuff will be logged by this script.


python(1), supybot-test(1), supybot-botchk(1), supybot-wizard(1), supybot-adduser(1), supybot-plugin-doc(1), supybot-plugin-create(1)


This manual page was originally written by James McCoy <vega dot james at gmail dot com>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Supybot license, a BSD-style license.

JULY 2009