Hi everyone. I've been banging my head on the wall for the past 4 or so hours trying to get a socket script to work. I'm really new to scripting, and working on my first chat bot. I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me out so I can continue to work on this project.
I understand how sockets work, kind of. Like I said, I'm really new. I do a lot of website coding though, so it's not too
different from PHP. I've spent quite a bit of time playing around with socket scripts (from tutorials I've read), but I can't get anything to work for me. Asking for help is usually my last resort, so I'm definitely "in a pickle" here.
All I really need is a socket script (as simple as possible please, so I can see what's going on) that will grab the text displayed on a web page of mine. The script should then output the text to the chat channel the bot is currently in ($chan, right?). That's it, nothing fancy.
The page I need to get text from is: http://www.d3sanc.com/db/manabot/index.php
User types !example -> script connects to web page -> gets the text that is displayed on the page -> outputs it to the chat channel for everybody to see.
So anytime somebody types !example the bot says "test" in chat. That's it.
Thank you in advance!