bnbot - Battle.net text-based chat bot client
bnbot [options] servername [serverport]
bnbot is a simple program which will allow communication through the
bot protocol of a Battle.net server from the command line. Input from
stdin is sent to the server and output from the server is send to
stdout. The interface is so simple that telnet(1) could be used. The
only complicating factor is that a control-C character must be sent to
the server before any other input.
It is hoped that this program can be used with a scripting language
like expect(1) to make creation of chat bots for Unix easier. To date,
I don’t know of anyone doing this. This program may also be used to
test bot login permissions for accounts.
If no servername is specified, localhost is assumed. If no serverport
is specified, 6112 is assumed.
-h --help --usage
Print usage information and exit.
Print its version number and exit.
The current version is available with the bnetd distribution at:
The terminal settings are not consulted for keybindings. The following
^H delete the character to the left of the cursor
^J accept current line
accept current line
^T transpose the last two characters
^W delete word to the left of the cursor
^U delete the whole input line
cancel the current input line
delete the character to the left of the cursor
Ross Combs (firstname.lastname@example.org)