ircb - A somewhat minimalist IRC bot

ircb is a POSIX (one-true) awk IRC bot built with (relative) simplicity in mind.

ircb attempts to implement many features found in its contemporaries, albeit smaller in size, complexity and footprint.

In its most compact form, ircb can be run as such:
% mkfifo in
% netcat 6667 <in | awk -f ircb.awk >in


Installation Requirements

Nothing but a set of POSIX utils and awk (GNU utils and GNU/awk will work). At the time of writing, ircb does not run using Plan 9 from User Space's awk

A handful of modules rely on external programs:


For now, the bot's source can be found on GitHub