I defined an initialize method in my plugin and now it doesn’t work properly anymore
Cinch requires plugins to set certain states for them to work
properly. This is done by the initialize method of the Plugin module.
If you define your own initializer, make sure to accept an arbitrary
number of arguments (
*args) and to call
super as soon as possible.
class MyPlugin include Cinch::Plugin def initialize(*args) super my own stuff here end end
I am trying to use plugin options, but Ruby says it cannot find the
A common mistake is to try and use plugin options on class level, for example to manipulate matches. This cannot work because the class itself is not connected to any bot. Plugin options only work in instance methods of plugins.
The following is not possible:
class MyPlugin include Cinch::Plugin match(config[:pattern]) def execute(m) # ... end end
My handlers won’t run, even though the Regexp matches.
Cinch plugins have a default prefix (
/^!/). This allows for flexible prefixes
across the whole bot. The default prefix can be changed in
x = Cinch::Bot.new do configure do |c| # ... c.plugins.prefix = /^%/ end end
Alternatively, you can set the prefix for specific plugins only, by calling
class MyPlygin include Cinch::Plugin set :prefix, /^%/ end
You can also choose to not use a prefix for specific matchers:
match /hi/, use_prefix: false