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       bnbot - text-based chat bot client


       bnbot [options] servername [serverport]


       bnbot  is  a  simple program which will allow communication through the
       bot protocol of a 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.

       -v --version
              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
       are assumed:

       ^H     delete the character to the left of the cursor

       ^J     accept current line

       ^M (return)
              accept current line

       ^T     transpose the last two characters

       ^W     delete word to the left of the cursor

       ^U     delete the whole input line

       ^[ (escape)
              cancel the current input line

       ^? (delete)
              delete the character to the left of the cursor


       bnetd(1), bnchat(1)


       Ross Combs (