hubot-scripts

Allows you to opt in to a variety of scripts

npm install hubot-scripts
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hubot-scripts

These are a collection of community scripts for hubot, a chat bot for your company.

Discovering

Check out the hubot-script-catalog for a list and description of all the available scripts.

Installing

Once you have Hubot installed, you should already have hubot-scripts installed. Check package.json to be sure. If that is the case, you update hubot-scripts.json to list any scripts from this repository you want to load. The default hubot-scripts.json looks like:

["redis-brain.coffee", "tweet.coffee", "shipit.coffee"]

If you update hubot-scripts in package.json, you will automatically get updates to your scripts listed here.

Alternatively, you can copy files from this repository into your scripts directory. Note that you would not get updates from the hubot-scripts repository unless you copy them yourself.

Any third-party dependencies for scripts need the addition of your package.json otherwise a lot of errors will be thrown during the start up of your hubot. You can find a list of dependencies for a script in the documentation header at the top of the script.

Restart your robot, and you're good to go.

All the scripts in this repository are located in src/scripts.

Writing

Want to write your own Hubot script? The best way is to take a look at an existing script and see how things are set up. Hubot scripts are written in CoffeeScript, a higher-level implementation of JavaScript.

Additionally, it's extremely helpful to add TomDoc to the top of each file. (Check out an example). We'll pull out the commands from those lines and display them in the generic, robot-wide hubot help command.

Please note we're no longer including external dependencies in the package.json, so should you wish to include them please include the package name and required version in the TomDoc comments at the top of your script.

Documentation

We're now requiring all scripts in hubot-scripts to contain a documentation header so people know every thing about the script.

# Description
#   <description of the scripts functionality>
#
# Dependencies:
#   "<module name>": "<module version>"
#
# Configuration:
#   LIST_OF_ENV_VARS_TO_SET
#
# Commands:
#   hubot <trigger> - <what the respond trigger does>
#   <trigger> - <what the hear trigger does>
#
# Notes:
#   <optional notes required for the script>
#
# Author:
#   <github username of the original script author>

If you have nothing to fill in for a section you should include None in that section. Empty sections which are optional should be left blank. A script will be required to fill out the documentation before being merged into the repository.

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