raelbot is a chat bot built on the Hubot framework.
Running raelbot Locally
You can test your hubot by running the following, however some plugins will not behave as expected unless the environment variables they rely upon have been set.
You can start raelbot locally by running:
You’ll see some start up output and a prompt:
[Sat Feb 28 2015 12:38:27 GMT+0000 (GMT)] INFO Using default redis on localhost:6379
Then you can interact with raelbot by typing
raelbot> raelbot help
raelbot help - Displays all of the help commands that raelbot knows about.
If you are going to use the
hubot-redis-brain package (strongly suggested),
you will need to add the Redis to Go addon on Heroku which requires a verified
account or you can create an account at Redis to Go and manually
% heroku config:add REDISTOGO_URL="..."
If you don’t need any persistence feel free to remove the
external-scripts.json and you don’t need to worry about redis at all.
Adapters are the interface to the service you want your hubot to run on, such as Campfire or IRC. There are a number of third party adapters that the community have contributed. Check Hubot Adapters for the available ones.
If you would like to run a non-Campfire or shell adapter you will need to add
the adapter package as a dependency to the
package.json file in the
Once you’ve added the dependency with
npm install --save to install it you
can then run hubot with the adapter.
% bin/hubot -a <adapter>
<adapter> is the name of your adapter without the