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    Python IRC bot question

    Hello!
    I'm currently attempting to build an IRC bot which accept commands with user input in Python.
    However, I'm stuck at some point.

    It works fine accepting commands without user input such as !hello (then the bot would reply: Hello World).

    Now I'm trying to make it accept queries entered by an user.
    For example, let's say I want to lookup the definition of a dog on the Urban Dictionary, I would use the API for that. So the command would be !urban dog. (!urban <query>). However I'm not able to make it accept a query, it just doesn't do anything and I believe i need help with this.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    Is your problem with IRC, with Python, or with the Urban Dictionary API?

    If it's Python, show us the code you have.
    If it's the API, give us the link to the reference page.

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    Code:
    import socket
    import string
    import urllib2
    
    
    host = "irc.rizon.net"
    port = 6667
    channel = "#help"
    nick = "TestBot"
    ident = "TestBot"
    realname = "TestBot"
    
    
    irc = socket.socket()
    irc.connect( (host,port) )
    irc.send('NICK ' + nick + '\r\n')
    irc.send('USER ' + ident + ' ' + host + ' bla : ' + realname + '\r\n')
    irc.send('JOIN '+ channel + '\r\n')
    irc.send('PRIVMSG' + channel + ':test\r\n')
    
    
    
    
    while 1:
       read = irc.recv(4096)
       if read.find ('PING') != -1:
          irc.send( ' PONG ' + read.split() [ 1 ] + '\r\n')
       print read
       if read.find('!hello') != -1:
           irc.send('PRIVMSG ' + channel + ' :Hello world!\r\n')
    It doesn't have the Urban Dictionary API yet.
    Here's a link to the API:
    https://github.com/novel/py-urbandict

    (or http://urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=)
    Last edited by Oriden; June 10th, 2013 at 07:08 PM.

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    Please post your code between CODE tags, that way the indentation stays right.

    I don't see anything that checks for '!urban' in your code, you could do that the same way you check for '!hello', the query would then be at read[6:]

    If you would like some examples, there has been a beginners programming challenge about IRC bots. See this thread.

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    Oh sorry for the tags, did this very quickly. I also explained in my previous post that I did not add the !urban part yet

    I'll check that link tho, thanks!

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    Thanks for the link, I've read it but it didn't really help me much.
    Do you have anything else?

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    Are you asking for ways to identify and slice (or reformat) input strings?
    Code:
    >>> a = "!hello"
    >>> if a == "!hello":
    ...     print(True)
    ... 
    True
    
    >>> b = "!urban whatsup"
    >>> if b.startswith("!urban"):   # str.startswith(input)
    ...     print(b[7:])             # string slice
    ... 
    whatsup

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    No, that's not what I'm looking for.
    It basically just needs to accept user input, like !urban dog, the dog is a query made by the user. Something like raw_input() except now you type it with the command.

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    Re: Python IRC bot question

    Quote Originally Posted by Oriden View Post
    No, that's not what I'm looking for.
    It basically just needs to accept user input, like !urban dog, the dog is a query made by the user. Something like raw_input() except now you type it with the command.
    You have some code that does nothing other than check and reply to a PING and to send a short message when you encounter !hello
    What you first need, as others have pointed out, is to identify when someone wants to query UD and to slice the query string out from their message. Then you need to implement a function to do the query and return the result, then you need to send that result to the channel.

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