POE::Filter::IRCD(3) A POE-based parser for the IRC protocol


version 2.44


use POE::Filter::IRCD;
my $filter = POE::Filter::IRCD->new( debug => 1, colonify => 0 );
my $arrayref = $filter->get( [ $hashref ] );
my $arrayref2 = $filter->put( $arrayref );
use POE qw(Filter::Stackable Filter::Line Filter::IRCD);
my ($filter) = POE::Filter::Stackable->new();
$filter->push( POE::Filter::Line->new( InputRegexp => '\015?\012', OutputLiteral => "\015\012" ),
POE::Filter::IRCD->new(), );


POE::Filter::IRCD provides a convenient way of parsing and creating IRC protocol lines. It provides the parsing engine for POE::Component::Server::IRC and POE::Component::IRC. A standalone version exists as Parse::IRC.


Creates a new POE::Filter::IRCD object. Takes two optional arguments:

  'debug', which will print all lines received to STDERR;
  'colonify', set to 1 to force the filter to always colonify the last param passed in a put(),
              default is 0. See below for more detail.


Takes an arrayref which is contains lines of IRC formatted input. Returns an arrayref of hashrefs which represents the lines. The hashref contains the following fields:

  params ( this is an arrayref )

For example, if the filter receives the following line, the following hashref is produced:

  LINE: ':moo.server.net 001 lamebot :Welcome to the IRC network lamebot'
                prefix   => ':moo.server.net',
                command  => '001',
                params   => [ 'lamebot', 'Welcome to the IRC network lamebot' ],
                raw_line => ':moo.server.net 001 lamebot :Welcome to the IRC network lamebot',
Takes an arrayref containing hashrefs of IRC data and returns an arrayref containing IRC formatted lines. Optionally, one can specify 'colonify' to override the global colonification option. eg.

  $hashref = {
                command => 'PRIVMSG',
                prefix => '[email protected]',
                params => [ '#foobar', 'boo!' ],
                colonify => 1, # Override the global colonify option for this record only.
  $filter->put( [ $hashref ] );
Makes a copy of the filter, and clears the copy's buffer.
With a true or false argument, enables or disables debug output respectively. Without an argument the behaviour is to toggle the debug status.


Chris Williams <[email protected]>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Chris Williams and Jonathan Steinert.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.