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Guide to TCL scripting for Eggdrop 1.6

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2.3 Bots

The word bot comes from robot. Bots are programs which connect to an IRC server and perform commands you tell them to do. Most bots are very configurable and can be expanded with scripts. The main purpose of bots are to guard channels. On IRC servers without ChanServ a channel is removed when nobody is on them. When you have a bot which is permanently online you can put it in the channel to prevent it from being removed.

Bots can also store information about people who are not allowed in the channel and kick/ban them when they join. This way you don't have to do everything yourself and also have a channel that can't be taken by someone else just because he/she joined while nobody was around.

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