A factoids implementation for Hubot, inspired by oftn-bot.
- Supports hubot-auth.
- @mention support: factoid value will be directed at mentioned user.
- Customizable prefix
- Aliases: point a factoid at the value of another factoid.
- Substitutive editing using sed-like syntax.
- Factoid history: any time a new value is set on a factoid, the name of the user, current date, previous value and new value are recorded
- Factoid popularity: currently only visible in the raw data
- HTTP route to view raw JSON factoid data.
npm install hubot-factoids
HUBOT_BASE_URL [required] - URL of Hubot (ex. http://myhubothost.com:5555/)
HUBOT_FACTOID_PREFIX [optional] - prefix character to use for retrieving a
factoid (defaults to
! if unset)
Create/update a factoid
Creates a new factoid if it doesn't exist, or overwrites the factoid value with the new value. Factoids maintain a history (can be viewed via the factoid URL) of all past values along with who updated the value and when.
<factoid>can be any string which does not contain
=~(these reserved characters delimit the factoid and its value), although special characters should be avoided.
hubot: learn <factoid> = <details>
Inline editing a factoid
If you prefer, you can edit a factoid value inline, using a sed-like substitution expression.
hubot: learn <factoid> =~ s/expression/replace/gi
hubot: learn <factoid> =~ s/expression/replace/i
hubot: learn <factoid> =~ s/expression/replace/g
hubot: learn <factoid> =~ s/expression/replace/
Set an alias
An alias will point to the specified pre-existing factoid and when invoked will return that factoid's value.
hubot: alias <factoid> = <factoid>
Forget a factoid
Disables responding to a factoid. The factoid is not deleted from memory, and can be re-enabled by setting a new value (its complete history is retained).
hubot: forget <factoid>
Get URL to factoid data
Serves a page with the raw JSON output of the factoid data
Recall a factoid value
Recall the value of the given factoid.
Note: Hubot should not be directly addressed.
Can be combined with a @mention to direct the message at another user:
Hubot will respond accordingly:
Hubot> @user: factoid value
Search for a factoid
Find a factoid containing the given string. The string can be matched in either the factoid key or value.
hubot: search foobar
Drop a factoid
Permanently removes a factoid—this action cannot be undone.
If hubot-auth script is loaded,
"admin" or "factoids-admin" role is required to perform this action. It's
recommended you use the
forget command instead of
hubot: drop <factoid>