Ruby Bots and Automation Utilities

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Ausca is a collection of automation utilities and bots written in Ruby.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'ausca'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ausca


Check the examples directory for functional examples.

RSS Joiner

Ausca has a feed combiner which enables you to generate your own RSS feeds from various different sources.

The API is very simple:

require "ausca"

rss ={
  :feeds => 
    [ "", "" ],
  :max_items => 50,
  :output_path => "feed.rss",
  :version => "2.0",
  :title => "test title",
  :description => "test description",
  :link => "test link",
  :author => "test author"  

# Fetch source feeds and generate the output

Twitter Bot

The Twitter bot searches for relevent content and automatically follows people who are talking about topics of interest.

The bot can also optionally favourite and retweet relevent content in order to increase the chances of a followback.

The API is as follows:

require 'ausca'

bot ={
  :consumer_key => TWITTER_API_KEY,
  :consumer_secret => TWITTER_API_SECRET,
  :access_token => TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN,
  :access_token_secret => TWITTER_ACCESS_SECRET,
  :config_filename => "config.json",
  :search => "#awesome -rt",
  :want_num_retweets => 1,
  :want_num_favorites => 3

# Run the bot once


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


If you find any bugs or have any feature requests Use the Github issue tracker.