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    1.0.2 • Public • Published


    SASL Authentication Plugin for slate-irc general purpose IRC client:

    ( slate-irc core: )

    • plugin system
    • simple api
    • arbitrary input stream
    • DEBUG support for easy debugging


    // install core 
    $ npm install slate-irc
    // install sasl plugin
    $ npm install slate-irc-sasl


    var irc = require('slate-irc');
    var sasl = require('slate-irc-sasl');
    var tls = require('tls');
    var fs = require('fs');
    // setup options here. 
    var self = {
      host: "",
      port: "6697",
      nick: '',
      user: '',
      pass: '',
      key: '', 
      cert: ''
    var stream = tls.connect({
      port: self.port,
      key: fs.readFileSync(require("path").resolve(__dirname, self.key)),
      cert: fs.readFileSync(require("path").resolve(__dirname, self.cert))
    }, function() {
      var client = irc(stream);
      client.write("CAP LS");
      client.user(self.user, self.user);
      client.authenticate64(self.user, self.pass);
      client.names('#express', function(err, names){

    Core API


    • data (msg) parsed IRC message
    • message (event) on PRIVMSG
    • notice (event) on NOTICE
    • invite (event) on INVITE
    • names (event) on RPL_NAMREPLY
    • topic (event) on TOPIC
    • away (event) on RPL_AWAY
    • quit (event) on QUIT
    • join (event) on JOIN
    • part (event) on PART
    • kick (event) on KICK
    • mode (event) on MODE
    • motd (event) on RPL_ENDOFMOTD
    • nick (event) on NICK
    • welcome (nick) on RPL_WELCOME
    • whois (event) on RPL_ENDOFWHOIS
    • errors (event) on ERR*_
    • pong (event) on PONG


    Given a stream from net or tls or another network source, construct an IRC client.

    var client = irc(stream);


    Used at the beginning of connection to specify a 'connection password' for servers requiring a auth.


    Specify an string irc nick for the user.

    .user(username, realname)

    Used at the beginning of connection to specify the username and realname of a new user.

    .invite(name, channel)

    Send an invite to name, for a channel.

    .send(target, msg)

    Send a msg to the target user or channel.

    .action(target, msg)

    Send an ACTION msg to the target user or channel. Example output: * erming slaps tj around a bit with a large trout

    .notice(target, msg)

    Send a NOTICE msg to the target user or channel.

    .ctcp(target, msg)

    Send a CTCP notice to the target user.

    .join(channel, key)

    Send a JOIN command for the user to join channel with optional key.

    .part(channel, msg)

    Send a PART command for the user to part channel with optional msg.

    .names(channel, callback)

    List names of users in channel, calling callback with (error, names).


    Set the user's away message to message.

    .topic(channel, topic)

    Get channel topic or set the topic to topic.

    .kick(channels, nicks, msg)

    Kick nick(s) from channel(s) with optional msg.

    .oper(name, password)

    Used to obtain operator privileges. The combination of name and password are required to gain Operator privileges. Upon success, a 'mode' event will be emitted.

    .mode(target, flags, params)

    Used to set a user's mode or channel's mode for a user.

    • .mode('cmilhench', '-o');
      • // cmilhench 'deopping' himself.
    • .mode('#channel', '+o', 'name');
      • // give 'chanop' privileges to name on channel #channel.


    Disconnect from the server with optional msg.

    .whois(target, mask, callback)

    Used to query information about particular user.

    Writing Plugins

    Plugins are simply functions that accept the IRC client as an argument. With this you can define methods, listen on events and interact with the client. For example here's a logger plugin that outputs to stdout:

    function logger() {
      return function(irc){;

    Then .use() it like so:

    var client = irc(stream);

    Returning a function like logger() instead of logger is optional, however it's useful to use a closure when passing options, and to keep the interface consistent with plugins that do accept options, for example:

    function logger(stream) {
      return function(irc){;

    Here's a slightly more complex example of a PONG plugin responding to PING messages:

    function pong(){
      return function(irc){
        irc.on('data', function(msg){
          if ('PING' != msg.command) return;
          irc.write('PONG :' + msg.trailing);




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