Version 16 (modified by anonymous, 9 years ago) (diff)


IRC Logs Plugin

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


Display logs of an IRC channel in trac

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for IrcLogsPlugin are here. If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download and Source

Download the [download:irclogsplugin zipped source], check out using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


Run "easy_install" for 0.10.4 trac installations (not supported)

Run "easy_install" for 0.11+ trac installations

Run "easy_install" for cutting edge beta version (0.11+ trac)

The IrcLogsPlugin 0.11 depends on the python indexer. The beta version doesn't require pyndexter, but it will be needed for search capability. (It is installed automatically by easy_install)

Configuration 0.11

In your trac.ini file add these:

Under [Components], add:

 irclogs.irclogsplugin = enabled

Under [irclogs], add:

 path = /path/to/log/file/ChannelLogger 
 indexer = builtin:///var/www/trac/indexer/irclogs.idx?cache=true
 prefix = #roomname

For 0.11 add this to [irclogs]:

 path = /path/to/log/file/ChannelLogger 
 indexer = builtin:///var/www/trac/indexer/irclogs.idx?cache=true
 file_format = #roomname.%Y%m%d.log
 navigation_button = irclogs

This module was written assuming the use of supybot logs. You will need to configure your supybot to output in the correct format (these are not the default for supybot):

 config supybot.log.timestampformat %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S |
 config supybot.plugins.channellogger true
 config supybot.plugins.channellogger.directories false
 config supybot.plugins.channellogger.filenametimestamp %Y%m%d
 config supybot.plugins.channellogger.rotatelogs true

The 0.11 version of the plugin expects a different timestampformat:

 config supybot.log.timestampformat %Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S

To (re)index your log files, use this pydexter indexing python script. Be sure to edit the two variables for file locations in the script.

Note: In order to enable indexing for 0.11, you'll currently need a patch, see comment:ticket:1183:6.

Configuration beta

Quick Config

It is extremely simple to setup irclogs with supy bot. Just make sure the user running the trac process has access to the log files.

irclogs.* = enabled

channel = #trac
basepath = /var/logs/supybot/irclogs

Verbose Config

Here is an example with a lot more options set.

channel = #trac
network = FreeNode
basepath = /var/log/supybot/irclogs
# ConfigParser braindamage workaround, see below
# path is what we are trying to set.
dateform = %%Y-%%m-%%d
paths = %%(channel)s/%%(channel)s-%(dateform)s.log
# done braindamage.
navbutton = trac irc logs
format = supy  # gozer is also supported out of the box.
hidden_users = billy-joe, mac
provider = file
timezone = UTC

There is a bug in ConfigParser that causes string interpolation, even though parameters are excaped, it in values with %%(named)s variables and date format (%%Y.. etc) variables. We require this functionality in the path option, so we have to split it into two variables to work around the issue. Normally the path default is fine and shouldn't be overridden, but if the need arises, this workaround will be needed.

DB Config

The database should take a standard trac db connection string. If none is specified, then the trac db will be used as the default. The database must contain a table with the following columns (time, network, target, nick, type, message). It is suggested that indexes are put on the time, (network, target) sets. target is usually the channel name.

provider = db
database = sqlite:/var/lib/gozerbot/.gozerbot/chatlog.db
channel = #trac
timezone = America/New_York

Multi Channel Config

IrcLogPlugin now supports mutliple channels. Simple setup new channel options with the channel.$channel-name prefix. channel-name can be anything you like. Each channel will 'inherit' any unspecified options from the 'default' set of options.

[irclogs] = #dunkbots
channel.gozer.format = gozer
channel.gozer.timezone = America/New_York
channel.gozer.navbutton = gozerbot irc logs = IrcNet
channel.gozer.provider = file

Adding New File Formats

The simplest way is to create a ticket and let me do it ;). But any help is much appreciated. A file format basically consists of file paths, regexes to parse lines, and order to try regexes in. match_order is the order the regexes will be matched in. The first part of the name will be matched to match_order. the match order value will also be used as the type. It is possible to add new types by having new regexes, but make sure there is a message positional regex group or things could go haywire. The timestamp regex is seperate for convenience. The timestamp format is used to parse the timestamp into a datetime. Here is an example for gozer (already provided by default).:

format.gozer.basepath = /var/lib/gozerbot/.gozerbot/logs/
# the workaround again :P
gozerdate = %%Y%%m%%d
format.gozer.path = %%(network)s/simple/%%(channel)s.%(gozerdate).log
format.gozer.timestamp_format = %%Y%%m%%d %%H%%M%%S
format.gozer.timezone = utc
format.gozer.timestamp_regex = (?P<timestamp>\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2}.\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2})
format.gozer.comment_regex = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message><(?P<nick>[^>]+)>\s(?P<comment>.*))$
format.gozer.action_regex  = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message>\*\s(?P<nick>[^ ]+)\s(?P<action>.*))$
format.gozer.join_regex    = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message>\*{0,3}\s(?P<nick>[^ ]+)\shas\sjoined.*)$
format.gozer.part_regex    = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message>\*{0,3}\s(?P<nick>[^ ]+).*\shas\sleft.*)$
format.gozer.quit_regex    = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message>\*{0,3}\s(?P<nick>[^ ]+).*\shas\squit.*)$
format.gozer.kick_regex    = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message>\*{0,3}\s(?P<kicked>[^ ]+)\swas\skicked\sby\s(?P<nick>[^ ]+).*)$
format.gozer.mode_regex    = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message>\*{0,3}\s(?P<nick>[^ ]+)\ssets\smode:\s(?P<mode>.+))$
format.gozer.topic_regex   = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*(?P<message>\*{0,3}\s(?P<nick>[^ ]+)\schanges\stopic\sto\s"?(?P<topic>.+)"?)$
format.gozer.nick_regex    = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*s(?P<message>\*{3}\s(?P<nick>.*)\s.*now\sknown\sas(?P<newnick>.*))$
format.gozer.notice_regex  = ^%%(timestamp_regex)s[ |:]*s(?P<message>-(?P<nick>.*)-\s(?P<notice>.*))$
format.gozer.match_order   = comment part join quit action kick mode topic nick notice

Wiki Macros 0.11


Show conversation excerpts from IRC logs:


This macro takes two arguments: a UTC date formatted to UTCYYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS, and (optional) the number of lines to display relative to the first message.

Link to an IRC conversation:

[irclog:UTC2008-02-11T18:03:27 View this conversation]

"Live" Log

Show a "live" AJAX log display. Note: This macro should be used sparingly; it should not be on the front page of a project in most cases.


This macro optionally takes two arguments: the first argument is the polling frequency in seconds (default is 60), the second argument is the number of lines to display (default is 10).


Recent Changes

16464 by rjollos on 2017-04-04 07:26:28
Fix indentation
7149 by doki_pen on 2009-11-16 15:19:06
don't be an idiot.

only window.location.href = window.location.href if
there's a hash.

7103 by doki_pen on 2009-11-06 21:17:38
Added hash refresh after css loading


Maintainer: doki_pen
Author: mitsuhiko
Contributors: pacopablo


[23:42] <Rica|Coding> Someone know the IRCLogs plugin ?
[23:43] <Rica|Coding> (and have some info about it... nothing interresting on the wiki page...) Should the log be available before processing ? or Does the plugin connect to some channels ?
[23:43] <pacopablo> Rica|Coding: it just renders logs
[23:43] <pacopablo> specifically supy bot logs
[23:44] <Rica|Coding> ^^ok
[23:44] <pacopablo> you'll need a bot to creat the logs before the plugin is sueful

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