blootbot - the slowest and most bloated IRC bot on the internet
blootbot is a feature-ridden IRC bot originally based on infobot, the
primary task of which is to store information in the form of factoids.
A factoid is a short snippet of information, indexed by a key name.
factoid(n): something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented)
information that is given credibility because it appeared
The configuration files for blootbot control it’s global behaviour, but
most administration is done online, via it’s DCC and chat management
interfaces. For example:
<asuffield> apt, factoid is a trivial piece of information
<apt> ok, asuffield
The factoid keyed with name "factoid" now has value "a trivial piece of
information". This can be extracted with forms such as:
<asuffield> apt, factoid?
<apt> methinks factoid is a trivial piece of information
<asuffield> apt, tell root about factoid
(apt sends a /msg to "root" telling him/her/it the value of "factoid")
config-path is the path to where the files blootbot.conf and
directories can be found, which set basic blootbot behaviour and locate
the relevant files inside the FHS, respectively.
Online help is accessed by saying "help" to the bot when it is running.
Brief setup instructions can be found in
/usr/share/doc/blootbot/README.Debian. There is no other documentation,
This manual page was written by Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
May 7, 2001