A Node-RED node to talk to an IRC server.
Note : This is the same node as was in the core of Node-RED. As of v0.10.8 you will need to install it from here if still required.
Run the following command in your Node-RED user directory - typically
npm install node-red-node-irc
During install there may be multiple messages about libiconv charset support. These may look like failures... as they report as failure to compile errors - but are warnings and the node will continue to install and, assuming nothing else failed, you'll be able to use it, just without the character set features. You may of course manually install the extra dependancies as per the warnings, but they may not be available on all platforms.
Provides two nodes - one to receive messages, and one to send.
Connects to an IRC server to receive messages.
The IRC Server field needs to be configured to a valid server, and you must select a default channel to join. You may join multiple channels by comma separating a list - #chan1,#chan2,#etc.
Incoming messages will appear as
msg.payload on the first output, while
msg.topic will contain who it is from.
msg.to contains either the name
of the channel or PRIV in the case of a pm.
The second output provides a
msg.payload that has any status messages such as joins, parts, kicks etc.
The type of the status message is set as
msg.payload.type. The possible status types are:
message: message is sent into the channel
pm: private message to the bot
join: a user joined the channel (also triggered when the bot joins a channel)
invite: the bot is being invited to a channel
part: a user leaves a channel
quit: a user quits a channe
kick: a user is kicked from a channel
Sends messages to a channel on an IRC server.
You can send just the
msg.payload, or the complete
msg object to the
selected channel, or you can select to use
msg.topic to send the
msg.payload to a specific user (private message) or channel.
If multiple output channels are listed (eg. #chan1,#chan2), then the message will be sent to all of them.
Note: you can only send to channels you have previously joined so they MUST be specified in the node - even if you then decide to use a subset of them in msg.topic
You may send RAW commands using
msg.raw - This must contain an array of
parameters - eg.