Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: May 7, 2001 Local index
blootbot - the slowest and most bloated IRC bot on the internet
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 in print
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:
apt, factoid is a trivial piece of information
The factoid keyed with name "factoid" now has value "a trivial piece
of information". This can be extracted with forms such as:
methinks factoid is a trivial piece of information
apt, tell root about factoid
(apt sends a /msg to "root" telling him/her/it the value of "factoid")
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
Brief setup instructions can be found in
/usr/share/doc/blootbot/README.Debian. There is no other
This manual page was written by Andrew Suffield <email@example.com>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
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Time: 22:01:21 GMT, April 16, 2011