IRC and Twitch bot
To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:
kameloso is an IRC bot. It works as a Twitch bot too.
Current functionality includes:
- chat monitoring in bedazzling colours or mesmerising monochrome
- reporting titles of pasted URLs, YouTube video information fetch
sed-replacement of messages (
- saving notes to offline users that get played back when they come online
- channel polls, user quotes,
!seen, counters, oneliners, timed announcements, stopwatches, modesets, ...
- some common Twitch bot features
- more random stuff and gimmicks
All of the above are plugins and can be disabled at runtime or omitted from compilation entirely. It is modular and easy to extend. A skeletal Hello World plugin is less than 30 lines of code.
Testing is primarily done on Libera.Chat and on Twitch, so support and coverage is best there.
Please report bugs. Unreported bugs can only be fixed by accident.
-n --nickname Nickname -s --server Server address [irc.libera.chat] -P --port Server port  -A --account Services account name -p --password Services account password --admins Administrators' services accounts, comma-separated -H --homeChannels Home channels to operate in, comma-separated -C --guestChannels Non-home channels to idle in, comma-separated --bright Adjust colours for bright terminal backgrounds --monochrome Use monochrome output --save Write configuration to file
Prebuilt binaries for Windows and Linux can be found under Releases.
To compile it yourself:
$ dub run kameloso -- --server irc.libera.chat --homeChannels "#mychannel" --guestChannels "#d" ## alternatively, guaranteed latest $ git clone https://github.com/zorael/kameloso.git $ cd kameloso $ dub build $ ./kameloso --server irc.libera.chat --homeChannels "#mychannel" --guestChannels "#d"
If there's anyone talking it should show up on your screen.
Table of contents
- Getting started
- Downloading source
- How to use
- Example use
- Further help
- Known issues
- Built with
Grab a prebuilt binary from under Releases; alternatively, download the source and compile it yourself.
kameloso can be built using the reference compiler dmd and with the LLVM-based ldc. dmd compiles very fast, while ldc is slower at compiling but produces faster code. Additionally it supports more target architectures than dmd does (e.g. ARM). See here for an overview of the available compiler vendors.
The latest release of the the GCC-based gdc (series 12) can currently technically compile the project source, but may fail to link it into a usable executable, depending on your particular setup.
You need a compiler based on D version 2.085 or later (March 2019). For ldc this is version 1.15.
If your repositories (or other software sources) don't have compilers new enough, you can use the official
install.sh installation script to download current ones, or any version of choice. (gdc is not available via this script.)
The package manager dub is used to facilitate compilation and dependency management. On Windows it comes bundled in the compiler archive, while on Linux it may need to be installed separately. Refer to your repositories.
SSL libraries on Windows
See the known issues section on Windows for information on libraries needed to connect to SSL servers and to allow plugins secure access to the Internet.
$ git clone https://github.com/zorael/kameloso.git
It can also be downloaded as a
$ dub build
This will compile the bot in the default debug build type, which adds some extra code and debugging symbols. You can omit these and perform some optimisations by building it in release mode with
dub build -b release. Mind that build times will increase accordingly. Refer to the output of
dub build --help for more build types.
There are two major configurations in which the bot may be built.
application: base configuration
twitch: additionally includes Twitch chat support and the Twitch plugin
Both configurations come in
-lowmem variants (e.g.
twitch-lowmem) that lower compilation memory required at the cost of increasing compilation time, which may be required for memory-constrained systems.
List configurations with
dub build --print-configs. You can specify which to compile with the
-c switch. Not supplying one will make it build the default
$ dub build -c twitch
If you want to slim down and customise your own build to only compile the plugins you want to use, see the larger
dub.sdl. Simply add a character to the line corresponding to the plugin(s) you want to omit, thus invalidating the version identifiers and effectively disabling the code they relate to. Mind that disabling any of the "service" plugins may/will break the bot in subtle ways.
How to use
The bot ideally wants the account name of one or more administrators of the bot, and/or one or more home channels to operate in. Without either it's just a read-only log bot, which is a completely valid use-case. To define these you can either specify them on the command line, with flags listed by calling the program with
--help, or generate a configuration file with
--save and enter them there.
$ kameloso --save
kameloso.conf will be created in a directory dependent on your platform.
- Linux and other Posix:
$HOME/.config/kameloso(alternatively in a
kamelososubdirectory of where
Open the file in a normal text editor.
As a shortcut you can pass
--geditto attempt to open it in a
--editto open it in your default terminal one, as defined in the
You can make changes to your configuration file in-place by specifying some at the command line and adding
$ kameloso \ --server irc.libera.chat \ --nickname "kameloso" \ --admins "you" \ --homeChannels "#mychannel" \ --guestChannels "#d,##networking" \ --monochrome --save [12:34:56] Configuration written to /home/user/.config/kameloso/kameloso.conf
Settings not touched will keep their values.
kameloso's text colours are by default set to go well with dark terminal backgrounds. If you have a bright background, text may be difficult to read (white on white), depending on your terminal emulator. If so, pass the
--bright argument, and/or modify the configuration file;
[Core]. The bot uses 7 colours out of 8-colour ANSI, so if one or more colours are too dark or bright even with the right
brightTerminal setting, please refer to your terminal appearance settings.
An alternative is to disable colours entirely with
More server-specific resource files will be created the first time you connect to a server. These include
users.json, in which you whitelist which accounts are allowed to access the bot's features on a per-channel basis. Where these are placed is platform-dependent.
- Linux and other Posix:
$HOME/.local/share/kameloso(alternatively in a
kamelososubdirectory of where
See the wiki for more information on available plugins and their commands.
Additionally, see this section about permissions if nothing happens when you try to invoke commands.
you joined #channel kameloso sets mode +o you you | I am a fish you | s/fish/snek/ kameloso | you | I am a snek blarf | I am a snek too you | !addquote blarf I am a snek too kameloso | Quote added at index #4. you | !quote blarf kameloso | I am a snek too (blarf #4 2022-04-04) you | !quote blarf #3 kameloso | A Møøse once bit my sister (blarf #3 2022-02-01) you | !quote blarf barnes and noble kameloso | i got kicked out of barnes and noble once for moving all the bibles into the fiction section (blarf #0 2019-08-21) you | !seen kameloso | Usage: !seen [nickname] you | !seen MrOffline kameloso | I last saw MrOffline 1 hour and 34 minutes ago. MrOnline | !note kameloso | Usage: !note [nickname] [note text] MrOnline | !note MrOffline About the thing you mentioned, yeah no kameloso | Note added. MrOnline left #channel MrOffline joined #channel kameloso | MrOffline! MrOnline left note 4 hours and 28 minutes ago: About the thing you mentioned, yeah no you | !operator add bob kameloso | Added BOB as an operator in #channel. you | !whitelist add alice kameloso | Added Alice as a whitelisted user in #channel. you | !blacklist del steve kameloso | Removed steve as a blacklisted user in #channel. you | !automode kameloso | Usage: !automode [add|clear|list] [nickname/account] [mode] you | !automode add ray +o kameloso | Automode modified! ray on #channel: +o ray joined #channel kameloso sets mode +o ray you | !oneliner new kameloso | Usage: !oneliner new [trigger] [type] you | !oneliner new info random kameloso | Oneliner !info created! Use !oneliner add to add lines. you | !oneliner add info @$nickname: for more information just use Google kameloso | Oneliner line added. you | !oneliner add info @$nickname: for more information just use Bing kameloso | Oneliner line added. you | !oneliner new vods ordered kameloso | Oneliner !vods created! Use !oneliner add to add lines. you | !oneliner add vods See https://twitch.tv/zorael/videos for $streamer's on-demand videos (stored temporarily) kameloso | Oneliner line added. you | !oneliner new source ordered kameloso | Oneliner !source created! Use !oneliner add to add lines. you | !oneliner add source I am $bot. Peruse my source at https://github.com/zorael/kameloso kameloso | Oneliner line added. you | !info kameloso | @you: for more information just use Google you | !info kameloso | @you: for more information just use Bing you | !vods kameloso | See https://twitch.tv/zorael/videos for Channel's on-demand videos (stored temporarily) you | !commands kameloso | Available commands: !info, !vods, !source you | !oneliner del vods kameloso | Oneliner !vods removed. you | !timer new kameloso | Usage: !timer new [name] [type] [condition] [message threshold] [time threshold] [stagger message count] [stagger time] you | !timer new mytimer ordered both 100 600 0 0 kameloso | New timer added! Use !timer add to add lines. you | !timer add mytimer This is an announcement on a timer kameloso | Line added to timer mytimer. you | !timer add mytimer It is sent after 100 messages have been seen and 600 seconds have passed kameloso | Line added to timer mytimer. (...time passes, messages get sent...) kameloso | This is an announcement on a timer (...time passes, messages get sent...) kameloso | It is sent after 100 messages have been seen and 600 seconds have passed you | !poll kameloso | Usage: !poll [seconds] [choice1] [choice2] ... you | !poll 2m snek snik kameloso | Voting commenced! Please place your vote for one of: snik, snek (2 minutes) BOB | snek Alice | snek ray | snik kameloso | Voting complete, results: kameloso | snek : 2 (66.6%) kameloso | snik : 1 (33.3%) you | https://github.com/zorael/kameloso kameloso | [github.com] GitHub - zorael/kameloso: IRC bot you | https://youtu.be/ykj3Kpm3O0g kameloso | [youtube.com] Uti Vår Hage - Kamelåså (HD) (uploaded by Prebstaroni) (context: playing a video game) you | !counter kameloso | Usage: !counter [add|del|list] [counter word] you | !counter add deaths kameloso | Counter deaths added! Access it with !deaths. you | !deaths+ kameloso | deaths +1! Current count: 1 you | !deaths+3 kameloso | deaths +3! Current count: 4 you | !deaths kameloso | Current deaths count: 4 you | !deaths=0 kameloso | deaths count assigned to 0! you | !stopwatch start kameloso | Stopwatch started! you | !stopwatch kameloso | Elapsed time: 18 minutes and 42 seconds you | !stopwatch stop kameloso | Stopwatch stopped after 1 hour, 48 minutes and 10 seconds. you | !time kameloso | The time is currently 12:04 locally. you | !time Europe/London kameloso | The time is currently 11:04 in Europe/Stockholm. you | !time Tokyo kameloso | The time is currently 20:05 in Tokyo. you | !setzone Helsinki kameloso | Timezone changed to Europe/Helsinki. you | !time kameloso | The time is currently 12:04 in Europe/Helsinki.
Online help and commands
!help command for a summary of available bot commands, and
!help [plugin] [command] for a brief description of a specific one. The shorthand
!help !command also works.
The command prefix (here "
!") is configurable; refer to your configuration file. Common alternatives are
~ (tilde) and
?, making it
[Core] prefix "!"
It can technically be any string and not just one character. It may include spaces if enclosed within quotes, like
"please " (making it
please quote, ...). Additionally, prefixing commands with the bot's nickname also always works, as in
kameloso: seen MrOffline. This is to be able to disambiguate between several bots in the same channel. Moreover, some administrative commands only work when called this way.
Except nothing happens
Before allowing anyone to trigger any restricted functionality, the bot will try to identify the accessing user by querying the server for what services account that user is logged onto, if not already known. For full administrative privileges you will need to be logged into services with an account listed in the
admins field in the configuration file, while other users may be defined with other permissions in your
users.json file. If a user is not logged onto services it is considered as not being uniquely identifiable and cannot be resolved to an account.
In the case of hostmasks mode, the above still applies but "accounts" are derived from user hostmasks. See the Admin plugin
!hostmaskcommand (and the
hostmasks.jsonfile) for how to map hostmasks to would-be accounts. Hostmasks are a weaker solution to user identification but not all servers offer services. Also see the wiki entry on hostmasks.
Refer to the wiki page on Twitch for more in-depth information.
If you're interested in trying the bot but don't want to run it yourself, contact me and I'll host an instance on a headless server.
Copy paste-friendly concrete setup from scratch
Pre-compiled binaries for Windows and Linux can be found under Releases.
If you're on Windows, you must first install the OpenSSL library. Run this command to download and launch the installer for it, then opt to install to Windows system directories when asked.
The rest is common for all platforms.
--setup-twitch command creates a configuration file with the server address and port already set to connect to Twitch, then opens it up in a text editor.
A line with a leading `#` is disabled, so remove any `#`s from the heads of entries you want to enable.
- Add your channel to
homeChannels. Channel names are account names (which are always lowercase) with a
#in front, so the Twitch user
Streamer123would have the channel
- Optionally add an account name to
adminsto give them global low-level control of the bot. Owners of channels (broadcasters) automatically have high privileges in the scope of their own channels, so it's not strictly needed.
- You can ignore
password, as they're not applicable on Twitch. Do not enter your Twitch password anywhere.
- Peruse the file for other settings if you want; you can always get back to it by passing
The program can then be run normally.
It will connect to Twitch and start the guide to requesting a new authorisation token in your terminal, upon detecting it's missing one. See the "long story" section below for details.
Note that it will request a token for the user you are currently logged in as in your browser. If you want one for a different "bot user" instead, open up a private/incognito window, log into Twitch normally with the bot account there, copy this link, then paste it into that browser window instead. (Then follow the terminal instructions again.)
After obtaining a token it will save it to your configuration file and reconnect to the server. Provided there were no errors, the bot should now enter your channel. Say something in your channel's chat in your browser, and it should show in your terminal. If there were errors or snags, please report them.
If you don't like the terminal colouring,
[IRCClient] nickname doesntmatter user ignored realName likewise [IRCBot] #account #password pass <twitch.keygen authorisation token for bot account> admins mainaccount homeChannels #mainaccount,#botaccount #guestChannels [IRCServer] address irc.chat.twitch.tv port 6697 [Twitch] enabled true ecount true watchtime true songrequestMode youtube songrequestPermsNeeded whitelist promoteBroadcasters true promoteModerators true promoteVIPs true
The Twitch secure port is 6697 (or 443). For non-encrypted traffic, use the default port 6667.
To connect to Twitch servers, you must first compile the
twitch build configuration to include Twitch support. All pre-compiled binaries available from under [Releases](https://github.com/zorael/kameloso/releases) are built this way.
You will also require an authorisation token. Assuming you have a configuration file set up to connect to Twitch, it will automatically start the guide to requesting one upon connecting, if none is present. Run the bot with
--set twitch.keygen to force it if it doesn't, or if your token expired. (They last about 60 days.)
It will open a browser window in which you are asked to log onto Twitch on Twitch's own servers. Verify this by checking the page address; it should end with
.twitch.tv, with the little lock symbol showing the connection is secure.
Note: At no point is the bot privy to your Twitch login credentials! The logging-in is wholly done on Twitch's own servers, and no information is sent to any third parties. Note that the generated token should still be kept secret. The code that deals with all this is open for audit;
After entering your login and password and clicking Authorize, you will be redirected to an empty "
this site can't be reached" or "
unable to connect" page. Copy the URL address of it and paste it into the terminal, when asked. It will parse the address, extract your authorisation token, and save it to your configuration file.
If you prefer to generate the token manually, here is the URL you need to follow. The only thing the generation process does is open it for you, and automate saving the end token to your configuration file (as
Mind that the authorisation token should be kept secret.
Please make the bot a moderator to prevent its messages from being as aggressively rate-limited.
Assuming a prefix of
!, commands to test are:
!endpoll(highly experimental, need help from affiliate)
!poll (chat poll),
!stopwatch, and other non-Twitch-specific commands. Try
!help or the wiki.
/(slash) prefixes will not work on Twitch.
To get song requests to work, you need to register an application to interface with Google (YouTube) and/or Spotify servers individually. To initiate the guides for this, pass
--set twitch.googleKeygen for YouTube and
--set twitch.spotifyKeygen for Spotify, then simply follow the on-screen instructions. (They behave much like
Certain commands require higher permissions
Some functionality, such as setting the channel title or currently played game, require elevated credentials with the permissions of the channel owner (broadcaster). As such, if you want to use such commands, you will need to generate an OAuth authorisation token for your main account separately, much as you generated one for the bot account. This will request a token from Twitch with more permissions, and the authorisation browser page should reflect this.
$ kameloso --set twitch.superKeygen
Mind that you need to be logged into Twitch (in your browser) with your main account while doing this, or the token obtained will be with permissions for the wrong channel.
For more information and help, first refer to the wiki.
If you still can't find what you're looking for, or if you have suggestions on how to improve the bot, you can...
- ...start a thread under Discussions
- ...file a GitHub issue
kameloso uses OpenSSL to establish secure connections. It is the de facto standard library for such in the Posix sphere (Linux, macOS, ...), but not so on Windows. If you run into errors about missing SSL libraries when attempting to connect on Windows, pass the
--get-openssl flag to download and launch the installer for OpenSSL for Windows v1.1.\*. Make sure to opt to install to Windows system directories when asked.
- pipedream zero: no compiler segfaults (#18026, #20562)
- please send help: Windows Secure Channel SSL
- more pairs of eyes (if you don't test it, it's broken)
This project is licensed under the Boost Software License 1.0 - see the LICENSE10.txt file for details.
- Registered by JR
- 3.7.0 released 2 months ago
- Copyright © 2016+ JR
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