To run bitlbee:
docker run -d -p 6667:6667 -v $HOME/.bitlbee/:/var/lib/bitlbee/ jwinder/docker-bitlbee
Then connect to
localhost:6667 with an irc client and switch to the
&bitlbee channel. This is the control channel where you will interact with bitlbee.
Make up some random password. To login for the first time (without the brackets):
All following times:
help commandsdisplay useful commands listings
account listdisplays all registered accounts (can be shortened, e.g.
/namesdisplays all contacts (can be shortened e.g.
pluginsfor a list of supported protocols
help purplefor a list of libpurple supported protocols
saveto save the current configuration (sometimes after adding/changing accounts, it doesn't save right away)
account <name> set tag <new-name>renames an account
account <name> set auto_connect offto turn off autoconnect for a specific account on login
chan &bitlbee set show_users online+,away+,offlineto show more than online contacts for
You can private message a nick
/msg <nick> <msg> from the control channel. Within reason, you can invite others to these rooms as well, creating a group chat:
You can also talk to a nick directly in the control channel. Type a contact's name and direct a message to them just like any irc channel with multiple people:
<nick>: <msg>. Their response will be in the control channel.
account add twitter <username>
account twitter on
Bitlbee will open a private chat with you, sending a twitter link to follow for authorizing bitlbee. Accept the terms, then twitter will display a code. Reply with this code in the private chat. Bitlbee will now be authorized to use twitter. Don't forget to
Bitlbee will automatically open a private irc channel to the twitter contact containing recent tweets in your feed.
Sending a message to the twitter contact in the control channel as well as inside of the private twitter irc channel will both post tweets, so be careful.
Sending a private message to a twitter user via
/msg <nick> <msg> will send that user a twitter DM, not a tweet.
Create an app password for bitlbee here.
account add facebook <email> <app-password>
account facebook on
account add hangouts <email>
account hangouts set nick_format %full_name
account hangouts on
Bitlbee will open a private chat with you, sending instructions for retrieving an oauth token from google. The gist is: if you are already logged into google, go here. Inspect the cookies for an
oauth_token cookie. Reply with the value of this cookie in the private chat. Bitlbee will now be configured to use hangouts.
Don't forget to