Monday, January 26, 2009


I'm not sure if it's a good idea to be able to boss your server around via IRC ... but other than that, it sure sounds like a nifty tool to have around.


As in `cat` to IRC.

IRCcat does 2 things:

1) Listens on a specific ip:port and writes incoming data to an IRC channel. This is useful for sending various announcements and log messages to irc from shell scripts, Nagios and other services.

2) Hands off commands issued on irc to a handler program (eg: shell script) and responds to irc with the output of the handler script. This only happens for commands addressed to irccat: or prefixed with ?. (easily extend irccat functionality with your own scripts)
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