Infobot Guide 0.44.3

The canonical source for the infobot source and documentation is

The infobot connects to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server, joins some channels (maybe), and begins accumulating factoids. To run one, download the source, uncompress it, untar it, edit the config files, and it up.

Interacting with the bot is pretty straightforward. Most of the commands and variables available to users are listed below. The bot will interact via message or on-channel.

Interacting with an infobot


The infobot comes with some scripts for working with the DBM files.

add-on modules

setting up


running the infobot

shutting it down

If you have set yourself as the bot's master in the user file (infobot.users, unless you changed the default), you can just say or message 'die' to the bot.

Otherwise, kill the process or hit control-c in the console.

the FAQ

The FAQ is available at It is growing. Slowly.
Last modified: Tue Oct 26 14:24:41 EDT 1999