perl-Bot-WootOff - Poll during a woot-off and notify via IRC

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Autoimports noarch
Package name perl-Bot-WootOff
Package version 0.09
Package release alt1
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 19.27 KB
Download size 19.27 KB
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Bot::WootOff periodically polls during a woot-off and sends .messages to in IRC channel to alert the user of new items.
What, you don't know what is? It's a site that sells one item
a day at a discounted price. Once the item is sold out, the site runs idle
for the rest of the day. But every once in a while, it switches into
a mode called woot-off, where it keeps popping up new items as soon as
the lot of the previous item is sold. This is called a "Woot Off",
and it's something many people are looking forward to, as all items,
and most of all, the legendary "Bag of Crap", can be had a bargain price.
If you think all of this is silly, move on to the next CPAN module! Nice
meeting you! If you're a bargain hunter, continue reading.
If you notice that there's a woot-off going on on, simply start
your bot via the 'wootbot' script included in this module, like
wootbot -s -c '#wootoff'
or use the perl code in the SYNOPSIS section of this document. The
bot will start up, connect to the IRC server, and log into the channel
specified. It'll start polling in 30-second intervals until the
next item in the woot-off will be presented. At this point, it will post
a short item description to the IRC channel to alert the user of the
buying opportunity:
Trying to connect to server
Trying to connect to '#wootoff0538'
2009/05/13 23:17:36 Requesting
2009/05/13 23:17:36 Apple 8GB 4th Gen iPod Nano posted to #wootoff0538
The above output can be seen if you start `wootbot' in verbose mode, using
the `-v' option. It also prints status messages like
2009/05/13 23:36:23 Requesting
2009/05/13 23:36:24 Nothing changed
2009/05/13 23:36:54 Requesting
2009/05/13 23:36:54 Nothing changed
to STDOUT in regular intervals to let the user know what it's doing. When
it posts messages to the IRC channel specified, it will use the nickname
"wootbot" (unless you specify another nickname in the constructor). The
messages will look like
(11:41:29 PM) wootbot: Forever Flashlight  III 4.99
(11:44:32 PM) wootbot: Deluxe Charades Game 2.99
Each message contains a link to, which will be displayed by IRC
clients like Pidgin in a clickable format, so that you can reach the
current offer with a single mouse click.
If someone in the channel says "!woot" then the bot will repeat its last
message. This is helpful if someone just joined the channel and wants
to know what the current item is.
All you have to do to receive these message is use an IRC client like
Pidgin, connect to the IRC server specified ( by default),
log into the channel specified (#wootoffxxxx by default, where xxxx is
a random number so that all of you script kiddies using this module won't
step on other people's toes. Use a specific name like #wootoff to connect to
the actual channel specified), and enjoy the incoming messages. Set up
sounds and you'll be able to do useful work while being interrupted with
the latest bargains.
Extra tip: If your IRC window in Pidgin gets full and you want the visual
interruption of an empty window being filled, use CTRL-L to clear the
current window.


Package Version Architecture Repository
perl-Bot-WootOff - - -


Name Value
/usr/share/perl5 -
perl(Bot/ >= 0.810
perl(HTTP/Request/ -
perl(LWP/ -
perl(Log/ >= 1.0
perl( >= 0.990
perl( -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
perl(Bot/ -
perl(Bot/ = 0.090
perl-Bot-WootOff = 0.09-alt1


Type URL
Binary Package perl-Bot-WootOff-0.09-alt1.noarch.rpm
Source Package perl-Bot-WootOff-0.09-alt1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch autoimports
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch autoimports
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install perl-Bot-WootOff rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install perl-Bot-WootOff



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