IRCCD-PLUGIN-JOKE(7) - Miscellaneous Information Manual


joke - irccd joke plugin


The joke plugin is a convenient command to display jokes in a random order without displaying always the same.

It loads jokes per channel/server pair and display a unique joke each time it is invoked.


The plugin joke is distributed with irccd. To enable it add the following to your plugins section:

joke = ""


The joke plugin requires a database of jokes file, it consists of a plain JSON file of array of array of strings.

Example of jokes.json file:

        "Tip to generate a good random password:",
        "Ask a Windows user to quit vim."
        "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

This file contains two jokes, the first one will be printed on two lines while the second only has one.

Then, invoke the plugin:

markand: !joke
irccd: Have you tried turning it off and on again?
markand: !joke
irccd: Tip to generate a good random password:
irccd: Ask a Windows user to quit vim.


The following options are available under the [plugin.joke] section:

file (string)

path to the JSON jokes files (Optional: defaults to data directory/jokes.json). Keywords: channel, server

Warning: if you use keywords in the **file** parameter, you won’t have a default joke database anymore.


The joke plugin supports the following templates in [templates.joke] section:


Template when an internal error occured. Keywords: channel, nickname, origin, server.


irccd(1), irccd-templates(7)

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