Langue: en

Version: March 2010 (ubuntu - 24/10/10)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)


ibid.ini - Configuration file for Ibid


ibid.ini contains all the configuration for an Ibid bot.

A complete description of the contents of this file is out of the scope of this manpage. For more details see the Ibid documentation: http://ibid.omnia.za.net/docs/

Lines beginning with # are considered to be comments and ignored. To use a # symbol in an option (e.g. an IRC channel name), quote the option with double-quotes, e.g. channels="#ibid",

This file will be written to by the bot when configuration settings are altered online. It can also be edited manually and a running bot told to "reload config". Manual edits and comments will be preserved when the bot modifies its own configuration, provided that they have not been edited since bot start-up or the last config reload.



Settings related to permissions and authentication. Permissions listed in auth.permissions are granted to all users unless revoked by source or account.


Sources are Ibid connections to an IM service. They range from IRC networks to the bot's built-in HTTP server.

Each source is configured in a section named after the source. The source name will define the driver that the source should use, unless a type option is provided.

Sources can be disabled by setting disabled=True.


Plugin configuration. Each plugin is configured within a section named after the plugin.
The directory that temporary files (such as downloaded data), useful to be the bot but expendable, is stored in.
If True, all plugins not explicitly ignored will be loaded. (Note that some plugins mark themselves as non-auto-loadable). Defaults to True.
The list of plugins (or plugin.Processors) to load.
The list of plugins (or plugin.Processors) to ignore and not load.
The names that the bot should respond to.
Nicks that the bot should completely ignore (e.g. other bots).


 botname = joebot
 logging = logging.ini
     methods = password,
     timeout = 300
     permissions = +factoid, +karma, +sendmemo, +recvmemo, +feeds, +publicresponse
         url = http://joebot.example.com
         channels = "#ibid",
         nick = $botname
         type = irc
         auth = hostmask, nickserv
         server = irc.atrum.org
     cachedir = /tmp/ibid
         names = $botname, bot, ant
         ignore = ,
     ibid = sqlite:///ibid.db


A standard Python logging.config configuration file describing loggers, handlers, and formatters for log messages. See http://docs.python.org/library/logging.html


ibid(1), ibid.ini(5), twistd(1), http://ibid.omnia.za.net/