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       AnyEvent::IRC::Client - A highlevel IRC connection


          use AnyEvent;
          use AnyEvent::IRC::Client;

          my $c = AnyEvent->condvar;

          my $timer;
          my $con = new AnyEvent::IRC::Client;

          $con->reg_cb (connect => sub {
             my ($con, $err) = @_;
             if (defined $err) {
                warn "connect error: $err\n";
          $con->reg_cb (registered => sub { print "I'm in!\n"; });
          $con->reg_cb (disconnect => sub { print "I'm out!\n"; $c->broadcast });
          $con->reg_cb (
             sent => sub {
                my ($con) = @_;

                if ($_[2] eq 'PRIVMSG') {
                   print "Sent message!\n";

                   $timer = AnyEvent->timer (
                      after => 1,
                      cb => sub {
                         undef $timer;
                         $con->disconnect ('done')

          $con->send_srv (
             PRIVMSG => 'elmex',
             "Hello there I'm the cool AnyEvent::IRC test script!"

          $con->connect ("localhost", 6667, { nick => 'testbot' });


       AnyEvent::IRC::Client is a (nearly) highlevel client connection, that manages all the
       stuff that noone wants to implement again and again when handling with IRC. For example it
       PONGs the server or keeps track of the users on a channel.

       This module also implements the ISUPPORT (command 005) extension of the IRC protocol (see and will enable the NAMESX and UHNAMES extensions
       when supported by the server.

       Also CTCP support is implemented, all CTCP messages will be decoded and events for them
       will be generated. You can configure auto-replies to certain CTCP commands with the
       "ctcp_auto_reply" method, or you can generate the replies yourself.

       The case insensitivity of channel names and nicknames can lead to headaches when dealing
       with IRC in an automated client which tracks channels and nicknames.

       I tried to preserve the case in all channel and nicknames AnyEvent::IRC::Client passes to
       his user. But in the internal structures I'm using lower case for the channel names.

       The returned hash from "channel_list" for example has the lower case of the joined
       channels as keys.

       But I tried to preserve the case in all events that are emitted.  Please keep this in mind
       when handling the events.

       For example a user might joins #TeSt and parts #test later.


       The following events are emitted by AnyEvent::IRC::Client.  Use "reg_cb" as described in
       Object::Event to register to such an event.

           Emitted when the connection got successfully registered and the end of the MOTD (IRC
           command 376 or 422 (No MOTD file found)) was seen, so you can start sending commands
           and all ISUPPORT/PROTOCTL handshaking has been done.

       channel_add => $msg, $channel, @nicks
           Emitted when @nicks are added to the channel $channel, this happens for example when
           someone JOINs a channel or when you get a RPL_NAMREPLY (see RFC1459).

           $msg is the IRC message hash that as returned by "parse_irc_msg".

       channel_remove => $msg, $channel, @nicks
           Emitted when @nicks are removed from the channel $channel, happens for example when
           they PART, QUIT or get KICKed.

           $msg is the IRC message hash that as returned by "parse_irc_msg" or undef if the
           reason for the removal was a disconnect on our end.

       channel_change => $msg, $channel, $old_nick, $new_nick, $is_myself
           Emitted when a nickname on a channel changes. This is emitted when a NICK change
           occurs from $old_nick to $new_nick give the application a chance to quickly analyze
           what channels were affected.  $is_myself is true when yourself was the one who changed
           the nick.

       channel_nickmode_update => $channel, $dest
           This event is emitted when the (user) mode (eg. op status) of an occupant of a channel
           changes. $dest is the nickname on the $channel who's mode was updated.

       channel_topic => $channel, $topic, $who
           This is emitted when the topic for a channel is discovered. $channel is the channel
           for which $topic is the current topic now.  Which is set by $who. $who might be
           undefined when it's not known who set the channel topic.

       ident_change => $nick, $ident
           Whenever the user and host of $nick has been determined or a change happened this
           event is emitted.

       join => $nick, $channel, $is_myself
           Emitted when $nick enters the channel $channel by JOINing.  $is_myself is true if
           yourself are the one who JOINs.

       part => $nick, $channel, $is_myself, $msg
           Emitted when $nick PARTs the channel $channel.  $is_myself is true if yourself are the
           one who PARTs.  $msg is the PART message.

       kick => $kicked_nick, $channel, $is_myself, $msg, $kicker_nick
           Emitted when $kicked_nick is KICKed from the channel $channel by $kicker_nick.
           $is_myself is true if yourself are the one who got KICKed.  $msg is the KICK message.

       nick_change => $old_nick, $new_nick, $is_myself
           Emitted when $old_nick is renamed to $new_nick.  $is_myself is true when yourself was
           the one who changed the nick.

       away_status_change => $bool
           Emitted whenever a presence/away status change for you was detected.  $bool is true if
           you are now away, or false/undef if you are not away anymore.

           You can change your away status by emitting the "AWAY" IRC command:

              $cl->send_srv (AWAY => "I'm not here right now");

           Or reset it:

              $cl->send_srv ('AWAY');

       ctcp => $src, $target, $tag, $msg, $type
           Emitted when a CTCP message was found in either a NOTICE or PRIVMSG message. $tag is
           the CTCP message tag. (eg. "PING", "VERSION", ...).  $msg is the CTCP message and
           $type is either "NOTICE" or "PRIVMSG".

           $src is the source nick the message came from.  $target is the target nickname (yours)
           or the channel the ctcp was sent on.

       "ctcp_$tag", => $src, $target, $msg, $type
           Emitted when a CTCP message was found in either a NOTICE or PRIVMSG message. $tag is
           the CTCP message tag (in lower case). (eg. "ping", "version", ...).  $msg is the CTCP
           message and $type is either "NOTICE" or "PRIVMSG".

           $src is the source nick the message came from.  $target is the target nickname (yours)
           or the channel the ctcp was sent on.

       dcc_ready => $id, $dest, $type, $local_ip, $local_port
           Whenever a locally initiated DCC request is made this event is emitted after the
           listening socket has been setup.

           $id is the DCC connection ID.

           $dest and $type are the destination and type of the DCC request.

           $local_ip is the $local_ip argument passed to "start_dcc" or the IP the socket is
           bound to.

           $local_port is the TCP port is the socket is listening on.

       dcc_request => $id, $src, $type, $arg, $addr, $port
           Whenever we receive a DCC offer from someone else this event is emitted.  $id is the
           DCC connection ID, $src is his nickname, $type is the DCC type in lower cases (eg.
           'chat').  $arg is the DCC type argument. $addr is the IP address we can reach him at
           in ASCII encoded human readable form (eg.  something like "").  And $port is
           the TCP port we have to connect to.

           To answer to his request you can just call "dcc_accept" with the $id.

       dcc_accepted => $id, $type, $hdl
           When the locally listening DCC socket has received a connection this event is emitted.

           $id and $type are the DCC connection ID and type of the DCC request.

           $hdl is a pre-configured AnyEvent::Handle object, which you only need to care about in
           case you want to implement your own DCC protocol.  (This event has the on_error and
           on_eof events pre-configured to cleanup the data structures in this connection).

       dcc_connected => $id, $type, $hdl
           Whenever we accepted a DCC offer and connected by using "dcc_accept" this event is
           emitted. $id is the DCC connection ID.  $type is the dcc type in lower case. $hdl is
           the AnyEvent::Handle object of the connection (see also "dcc_accepted" above).

       dcc_close => $id, $type, $reason
           This event is emitted whenever a DCC connection is terminated.

           $id and $type are the DCC connection ID and type of the DCC request.

           $reason is a human readable string indicating the reason for the end of the DCC

       dcc_chat_msg => $id, $msg
           This event is emitted for a DCC CHAT message. $id is the DCC connection ID we received
           the message on. And $msg is the message he sent us.

       quit => $nick, $msg
           Emitted when the nickname $nick QUITs with the message $msg.

       publicmsg => $channel, $ircmsg
           Emitted for NOTICE and PRIVMSG where the target $channel is a channel.  $ircmsg is the
           original IRC message hash like it is returned by "parse_irc_msg".

           The last parameter of the $ircmsg will have all CTCP messages stripped off.

       privatemsg => $nick, $ircmsg
           Emitted for NOTICE and PRIVMSG where the target $nick (most of the time you) is a
           nick.  $ircmsg is the original IRC message hash like it is returned by

           The last parameter of the $ircmsg will have all CTCP messages stripped off.

       error => $code, $message, $ircmsg
           Emitted when any error occurs. $code is the 3 digit error id string from RFC 1459 or
           the string 'ERROR'. $message is a description of the error.  $ircmsg is the complete
           error irc message.

           You may use AnyEvent::IRC::Util::rfc_code_to_name to convert $code to the error name
           from the RFC 2812. eg.:

              rfc_code_to_name ('471') => 'ERR_CHANNELISFULL'

           NOTE: This event is also emitted when a 'ERROR' message is received.

       debug_send => $command, @params
           Is emitted everytime some command is sent.

       debug_recv => $ircmsg
           Is emitted everytime some command was received.


       $cl = AnyEvent::IRC::Client->new (%args)
           This is the constructor of a AnyEvent::IRC::Client object, which stands logically for
           a client connected to ONE IRC server.  You can reuse it and call "connect" once it

           NOTE: You are free to use the hash member "heap" to store any associated data with
           this object. For example retry timers or anything else.

           %args may contain these options:

           send_initial_whois => $bool
               If this option is enabled an initial "WHOIS" command is sent to your own NICKNAME
               to determine your own ident. See also the method "nick_ident".  This is necessary
               to ensure that the information about your own nickname is available as early as
               possible for the "send_long_message" method.

               $bool is "false" by default.

       $cl->connect ($host, $port)
       $cl->connect ($host, $port, $info)
           This method does the same as the "connect" method of AnyEvent::Connection, but if the
           $info parameter is passed it will automatically register with the IRC server upon
           connect for you, and you won't have to call the "register" method yourself. If $info
           only contains the timeout value it will not automatically connect, this way you can
           pass a custom connect timeout value without having to register.

           The keys of the hash reference you can pass in $info are:

              nick      - the nickname you want to register as
              user      - your username
              real      - your realname
              password  - the server password
              timeout   - the TCP connect timeout

           All keys, except "nick" are optional.

       $cl->register ($nick, $user, $real, $server_pass)
           Sends the IRC registration commands NICK and USER.  If $server_pass is passed also a
           PASS command is generated.

           NOTE: If you passed the nick, user, etc. already to the "connect" method you won't
           need to call this method, as AnyEvent::IRC::Client will do that for you.

       $cl->set_nick_change_cb ($callback)
           This method lets you modify the nickname renaming mechanism when registering the
           connection. $callback is called with the current nickname as first argument when a
           ERR_NICKNAMEINUSE or ERR_UNAVAILRESOURCE error occurs on login.  The return value of
           $callback will then be used to change the nickname.

           If $callback is not defined the default nick change callback will be used again.

           The default callback appends '_' to the end of the nickname supplied in the "register"

           If the callback returns the same nickname that was given it the connection will be

       $cl->nick ()
           Returns the current nickname, under which this connection is registered at the IRC
           server. It might be different from the one that was passed to "register" as a nick-
           collision might happened on login.

       $cl->is_my_nick ($string)
           This returns true if $string is the nick of ourself.

       $cl->registered ()
           Returns a true value when the connection has been registered successful and you can
           send commands.

       $cl->channel_list ()
       $cl->channel_list ($channel)
           Without $channel parameter: This returns a hash reference. The keys are the currently
           joined channels in lower case.  The values are hash references which contain the
           joined nicks as key (NOT in lower case!) and the nick modes as values (as returned
           from "nick_modes ()").

           If the $channel parameter is given it returns the hash reference of the channel
           occupants or undef if the channel does not exist.

       $cl->nick_modes ($channel, $nick)
           This returns the mode map of the $nick on $channel.  Returns undef if the channel
           isn't joined or the user is not on it.  Returns a hash reference with the modes the
           user has as keys and 1's as values.

       $cl->send_msg (...)
           See also AnyEvent::IRC::Connection.

       $cl->send_srv ($command, @params)
           This function sends an IRC message that is constructed by "mk_msg (undef, $command,
           @params)" (see AnyEvent::IRC::Util). If the "registered" event has NOT yet been
           emitted the messages are queued until that event is emitted, and then sent to the

           NOTE: If you stop the registered event (with "stop_event", see Object::Event) in a
           callback registered to the "before_registered" event, the "send_srv" queue will NOT be
           flushed and NOT sent to the server!

           This allows you to simply write this:

              my $cl = AnyEvent::IRC::Client->new;
              $cl->connect ('', 6667, { nick => 'testbot' });
              $cl->send_srv (PRIVMSG => 'elmex', 'Hi there!');

           Instead of:

              my $cl = AnyEvent::IRC::Client->new;
              $cl->reg_cb (
                 registered => sub {
                    $cl->send_msg (PRIVMSG => 'elmex', 'Hi there!');
              $cl->connect ('', 6667, { nick => 'testbot' });

       $cl->clear_srv_queue ()
           Clears the server send queue.

       $cl->send_chan ($channel, $command, @params)
           This function sends a message (constructed by "mk_msg (undef, $command, @params)" to
           the server, like "send_srv" only that it will queue the messages if it hasn't joined
           the channel $channel yet. The queued messages will be send once the connection
           successfully JOINed the $channel.

           $channel will be lowercased so that any case that comes from the server matches.
           (Yes, IRC handles upper and lower case as equal :-(

           Be careful with this, there are chances you might not join the channel you wanted to
           join. You may wanted to join #bla and the server redirects that and sends you that you
           joined #blubb. You may use "clear_chan_queue" to remove the queue after some timeout
           after joining, so that you don't end up with a memory leak.

       $cl->clear_chan_queue ($channel)
           Clears the channel queue of the channel $channel.

       my (@lines) = $cl->send_long_message ($encoding, $overhead, $cmd, @params, $msg)
           As IRC only allows 512 byte blocks of messages and sometimes your messages might get
           longer, you have a problem. This method will solve your problem:

           This method can be used to split up long messages into multiple commands.

           $cmd and @params are the IRC command and it's first parameters, except the last one:
           the $msg. $msg can be a Unicode string, which will be encoded in $encoding before

           If you want to send a CTCP message you can encode it in the $cmd by appending the CTCP
           command with a "\001". For example if you want to send a CTCP ACTION you have to give
           this $cmd:

              $cl->send_long_message (undef, 0, "PRIVMSG\001ACTION", "#test", "rofls");

           $encoding can be undef if you don't need any recoding of $msg.  But in case you want
           to send Unicode it is necessary to determine where to split a message exactly, to not
           break the encoding.

           Please also note that the "nick_ident" for your own nick is necessary to compute this.
           To ensure best performance as possible use the "send_initial_whois" option if you want
           to use this method.

           But note that this method might not work 100% correct and you might still get at least
           partially chopped off lines if you use "send_long_message" before the "WHOIS" reply to
           "send_initial_whois" arrived.

           To be on the safest side you might want to wait until that initial "WHOIS" reply

           The return value of this method is the list of the actually sent lines (but without
           encoding applied).

       $cl->enable_ping ($interval, $cb)
           This method enables a periodical ping to the server with an interval of $interval
           seconds. If no PONG was received from the server until the next interval the
           connection will be terminated or the callback in $cb will be called.

           ($cb will have the connection object as it's first argument.)

           Make sure you call this method after the connection has been established.  (eg. in the
           callback for the "registered" event).

       $cl->lower_case ($str)
           Converts the given string to lowercase according to CASEMAPPING setting given by the
           IRC server. If none was sent, the default - rfc1459 - will be used.

       $cl->eq_str ($str1, $str2)
           This function compares two strings, whether they are describing the same IRC entity.
           They are lower cased by the networks case rules and compared then.

       $cl->isupport ()
       $cl->isupport ($key)
           Provides access to the ISUPPORT variables sent by the IRC server. If $key is given
           this method will return its value only, otherwise a hashref with all values is

       $cl->split_nick_mode ($prefixed_nick)
           This method splits the $prefix_nick (eg. '+elmex') up into the mode of the user and
           the nickname.

           This method returns 2 values: the mode map and the nickname.

           The mode map is a hash reference with the keys being the modes the nick has set and
           the values being 1.

           NOTE: If you feed in a prefixed ident ('@elmex!') you get 3 values out
           actually: the mode map, the nickname and the ident, otherwise the 3rd value is undef.

       $cl->map_prefix_to_mode ($prefix)
           Maps the nick prefix (eg. '@') to the corresponding mode (eg. 'o').  Returns undef if
           no such prefix exists (on the connected server).

       $cl->map_mode_to_prefix ($mode)
           Maps the nick mode (eg. 'o') to the corresponding prefix (eg. '@').  Returns undef if
           no such mode exists (on the connected server).

       $cl->available_nick_modes ()
           Returns a list of possible modes on this IRC server. (eg. 'o' for op).

       $cl->is_channel_name ($string)
           This return true if $string is a channel name. It analyzes the prefix of the string
           (eg. if it is '#') and returns true if it finds a channel prefix.  Those prefixes
           might be server specific, so ISUPPORT is checked for that too.

       $cl->nick_ident ($nick)
           This method returns the whole ident of the $nick if the information is available.  If
           the nick's ident hasn't been seen yet, undef is returned.

           NOTE: If you want to rely on the "nick_ident" of your own nick you should make sure to
           enable the "send_initial_whois" option in the constructor.

       my $bool = $cl->away_status
           Returns a true value if you are away or undef if you are not away.

       $cl->ctcp_auto_reply ($ctcp_command, @msg)
       $cl->ctcp_auto_reply ($ctcp_command, $coderef)
           This method installs an auto-reply for the reception of the $ctcp_command via PRIVMSG,
           @msg will be used as argument to the "encode_ctcp" function of the AnyEvent::IRC::Util
           package. The replies will be sent with the NOTICE IRC command.

           If $coderef was given and is a code reference, it will called each time a
           $ctcp_command is received, this is useful for eg.  CTCP PING reply generation. The
           arguments will be the same arguments that the "ctcp" event callbacks get. (See also
           "ctcp" event description above).  The return value of the called subroutine should be
           a list of arguments for "encode_ctcp".

           Currently you can only configure one auto-reply per $ctcp_command.


              $cl->ctcp_auto_reply ('VERSION', ['VERSION', 'ScriptBla:0.1:Perl']);

              $cl->ctcp_auto_reply ('PING', sub {
                 my ($cl, $src, $target, $tag, $msg, $type) = @_;
                 ['PING', $msg]

       $cl->dcc_initiate ($dest, $type, $timeout, $local_ip, $local_port)
           This function will initiate a DCC TCP connection to $dest of type $type.  It will
           setup a listening TCP socket on $local_port, or a random port if $local_port is
           undefined. $local_ip is the IP that is being sent to the receiver of the DCC
           connection. If it is undef the local socket will be bound to 0 (or "::" in case of
           IPv6) and $local_ip will probably be something like "". It is always advisable
           to set $local_ip to a (from the "outside", what ever that might be) reachable IP

           $timeout is the time in seconds after which the listening socket will be closed if the
           receiver didn't connect yet. The default is 300 (5 minutes).

           When the local listening socket has been setup the "dcc_ready" event is emitted.  When
           the receiver connects to the socket the "dcc_accepted" event is emitted.  And whenever
           a dcc connection is closed the "dcc_close" event is emitted.

           For canceling the DCC offer or closing the connection see "dcc_disconnect" below.

           The return value of this function will be the ID of the initiated DCC connection,
           which can be used for functions such as "dcc_disconnect", "send_dcc_chat" or

       $cl->dcc_disconnect ($id, $reason)
           In case you want to withdraw a DCC offer sent by "start_dcc" or close a DCC connection
           you call this function.

           $id is the DCC connection ID.  $reason should be a human readable reason why you ended
           the dcc offer, but it's only used for local logging purposes (see "dcc_close" event).

       $cl->dcc_accept ($id, $timeout)
           This will accept an incoming DCC request as received by the "dcc_request" event. The
           "dcc_connected" event will be emitted when we successfully connected. And the
           "dcc_close" event when the connection was disconnected.

           $timeout is the connection try timeout in seconds. The default is 300 (5 minutes).


       See samples/anyeventirccl and other samples in samples/ for some examples on how to use


       Robin Redeker, "<>"



       RFC 1459 - Internet Relay Chat: Client Protocol


       Copyright 2006-2009 Robin Redeker, all rights reserved.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.