Although the most commonly accepted definition of an IRC bot is “an unmanned chat-client which idles on a channel and responds automatically to predefined events”.
A group of bots which are linked together is called a network or botnet.
It allows XChat to perform any command based on what is said in either in the channel or privately, depending on who said the line, where the line was said, and what the speaker's channel status is.
This script can be used for a variety of purposes, such as channel management, additional logging, notification to an external device (as set by the other device), or simply for the fun of it! User commands: TDB or TEXTUALDYNAMBOT (no args) reload config TDB or TEXTUALDYNAMBOT same as tdbtest, but echos out command rather than executing it (see /help TDBECHO) Basic entry: [method:pattern] in: locations -in: locations (optional) from: users -from: users (optional) mode: modes (optional) -mode: modes (optional) capnum: limit (optional) captime: seconds (optional) capshared: enabled (optional) command: xchat command method One of: regex A regular expression. Use ^ at the beginning of the pattern to anchor it to the start of the message, $ at the end to anchor to the end of the message. Wildcards may be escapped by a \ (backslash) if the actual character is desired for [line:\?
Actions like setting the topic A wrapper for Megahal (Requires - much faster than the standalone binaries).
The log format is customizeable with an interpolated string format (note that $ is used for the interpolation sigil instead of % because of technical limitations of the python Config Parser module) .
I don't know of any commands for specific channels, but only of 'last seen' in the server.
Otherwise, you could have a bot and ask it directly, depending on what commands are available on the bot.
Bots are NOT an item for the novice and require lots of patience and effort to properly set up and maintain. It is a computer program that logs onto IRC and does things automatically, based upon its programming.
Technically, any script or client which has automatic responses could be classified as a bot, even your IRC client such as m IRC for Windows.