Tom Insam


A simple irc bot baseclass for perl.

Bot::BasicBot->new( channels => ["#bottest"] )->run();

# with all known options
Bot::BasicBot->new( channels => ["#bottest"],

                    server => "",
                    port   => "6667",

                    nick      => "basicbot",
                    alt_nicks => "simplebot",
                    username  => "bot",
                    name      => "Yet Another Bot",

                    ignore_list => [qw( dadadodo laotse dipsy)],


Bot::BasicBot is a system designed to make it easy to do simple bots, optionally forking longer processes (like searches) concurrently in the background. There are several examples of bots using Bot::BasicBot in the examples/ folder in the Bot::BasicBot tarball. If you want to do more interesting things, I strongly recommend you look at Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable, a much more powerful subclass of Bot::BasicBot.

Bot::BasicBot can be found on the CPAN as Bot-BasicBot.

The initial version of Bot::BasicBot was written by Mark Fowler, and many thanks are due to him.