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Old 01-19-2012
Using ii for irc chat - scripting assistance?

I am using ii for irc on my pogoplug...


If you look at the bottom of there, it states

    31 What other fancy stuff can I do with ii?
    32 ----------------------------------------
    33 It is very easy to write irc bots in ii:
    34 tail -f \#/out | while read foo; do name=echo $foo | awk '{print $2}' | sed 's,<\\(.*\\)>,\\1,'; if 0 -eq expr $RANDOM % 10 then echo "$name: WHAT??" ; fi; done
    35 This will just spam a channel but think about using nagios2irc or you can
    36 use ii to generate channel stats. Your imagination should be boundless.

Now, forgive me, but I more or less have no idea what that is doing.

My goal is to do something similiar to what this normal irc remote script will do, but with ii

on 1:TEXT:*:#channel_name:if (your_text_trigger isin $1-) { msg your_nickname_to_message from $nick ( $chan ) said $1- }

Basically, whenever someone says a trigger in a particular channel, it will message a nickname with that entire line.

The channel output is stored in a file named "out". When the trigger is stated, I'd need the name of the person who said it along with the entire line of what they said (containing the trigger as well) sent to "in" along with the command to private message it.

Is that possible with ii, from what you can see?

---------- Post updated 01-19-12 at 01:45 PM ---------- Previous update was 01-18-12 at 09:57 PM ----------

To add some clarification .....

I need to tail a particular file which is essentially a log file. Whenever I see my name, I want it to copy that entire line to a different file.

I figure I will have to use awk to do this, but beyond that I am completely lost.

tail -f outputfile | grep -w 'trigger1|trigger2|trigger3'

That should only display things that have the trigger word in them (entire line, right?).

How can I then take that line, store it to a variable, then send some text, then the variable, to another file?

Last edited by spartan2006; 01-19-2012 at 03:28 PM..
# 2  
Old 01-19-2012
You may try something like this:

tail -f outputfile | 
  while IFS= read -r ;do
    case $REPLY in
      ( *trigger[1-3]* ) 
          printf '%s\n%s\n' '<some_text>' "$REPLY" >> another_file ;;

# 3  
Old 01-19-2012
I'm not surprised you can't make heads or tails of that channel-spamming code. It is pretty awful. Smilie

Of all that code you posted, not one bit shows how anything's fed into ii however, so I'm almost as confused as you are. I can only guess that ii runs scripts, rather than scripts running ii...
# 4  
Old 01-19-2012
Really at this point (in reference to how ii works), I just need ways to manipulate log files.

There's an in and out file for each server / channel / person, separated by folders for each. So what I need to do is take the file


and monitor for the trigger word(s).

I then need to take that entire line of text and hopefully put it in a variable.

I then need to have the following sent to ~/irc/servername/in

/privmsg my_nickname [stored string of data from above]

Does that kind of clear things up a little, as far as how ii works and what I'm attempting to do?

My ultimate goal is to be able to start the file/bash script and be able to close out of the ssh session to the pogoplug while keeping this running so I can leave it idling as a bot in the room.

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