Like with other free software / indieweb projects, lot of development discussion regarding Known takes place on the IRC channel #Knownchat.

I lurk there, but I kept missing stuff, and besides it’s useful to have a log of some of the conversations. I think the founders were going to set something up, but since I know they’re very busy, I thought it’d be useful to hack something together until something better comes along.

So, I hacked together a quick bot IRC logging bot.

This bot outputs logs in Markdown, and I’ve set up a quick cronjob that will take those logs once a day and push them to a github repository for everyone to see.

Pending something better, I thought this might be useful. Standard caveat; these logs should in no way be considered “official” or endorsed by the project, I made them for my own use with hopes that they’ll be handy for other folk as well.

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  1. So, a few weeks ago I hacked together some logs for the #knownchat IRC channel.
    I accomplished this by hacking together a very simple IRC logging bot. This bot will sit on an IRC channel and output logs in github friendly Markdown (so you can post them to a repo and give people an easy way to read them).
    Since it was just as easy to write a flexible bot than a single use bot, I thought others might be interest in it.
    The bot isn’t fancy, but it does the job.
    It only supports logging of a single channel per instance, but it will interface with a nickserv server to identify itself, and will log each day’s activity in a separate file (in nicely sortable format) in a directory per channel.
    Fire it up in a screen on an always on machine and you should start collecting logs straight away. To create the logs for #knownchat, I turned it’s channel dir into a git repo, and periodically push on a cronjob, but you might find other ways of doing things.
    To keep things quiet, it’ll only log chat, not channel messages (leave/join etc).
    Hopefully someone else’ll find this useful!
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