Format

Purpose

Provides simple commands for formatting text on IRC (like bold), and to change the output of the bot for a particular command. See also the Filter plugin to configure the output format for all commands.

Usage

Provides some commands for formatting text, such as making text bold or capitalized.

Commands

bold <text>
Returns <text> bolded.
capitalize <text>
Returns <text> capitalized.
color <foreground> [<background>] <text>
Returns <text> with foreground color <foreground> and background color <background> (if given)
concat <string 1> <string 2>
Concatenates two strings. Do keep in mind that this is not the same thing as join “”, since if <string 2> contains spaces, they won’t be removed by concat.
cut <size> <text>
Cuts <text> down to <size> by chopping off the rightmost characters in excess of <size>. If <size> is a negative number, it chops that many characters off the end of <text>.
field <number> <text>
Returns the <number>th space-separated field of <text>. I.e., if text is “foo bar baz” and <number> is 2, “bar” is returned.
format <format string> [<arg> …]
Expands a Python-style format string using the remaining args. Just be sure always to use %s, not %d or %f or whatever, because all the args are strings.
join <separator> <string 1> [<string> …]
Joins all the arguments together with <separator>.
lower <text>
Returns <text> lowercased.
replace <substring to translate> <substring to replace it with> <text>
Replaces all non-overlapping occurrences of <substring to translate> with <substring to replace it with> in <text>.
repr <text>
Returns <text> surrounded by double quotes.
reverse <text>
Returns <text> in reverse-video.
stripformatting <text>
Strips bold, underline, and colors from <text>.
title <text>
Returns <text> titlecased.
translate <chars to translate> <chars to replace those with> <text>
Replaces <chars to translate> with <chars to replace those with> in <text>. The first and second arguments must necessarily be the same length.
underline <text>
Returns <text> underlined.
upper <text>
Returns <text> uppercased.

Configuration

supybot.plugins.Format.public

This config variable defaults to “True”, is not network-specific, and is not channel-specific.

Determines whether this plugin is publicly visible.