class*args, cli_flags=None, bot_dir: pathlib.Path = PosixPath('/home/docs/checkouts/'), **kwargs)[source]

Mixin for the main bot class.

This exists because Red inherits from discord.AutoShardedClient, which is something other bot classes may not want to have as a parent class.


Registers a method to act as an RPC handler if the internal RPC server is active.

When calling this method through the RPC server, use the naming scheme “cogname__methodname”.


All parameters to RPC handler methods must be JSON serializable objects. The return value of handler methods must also be JSON serializable.

Parameters:method (coroutine) – The method to register with the internal RPC server.

Unregisters an RPC method handler.

This will be called automatically for you on cog unload and will pass silently if the method is not previously registered.

Parameters:method (coroutine) – The method to unregister from the internal RPC server.
add_cog(cog: redbot.core.commands.commands.Cog)[source]

Adds a “cog” to the bot.

A cog is a class that has its own event listeners and commands.


cog (Cog) – The cog to register to the bot.

  • TypeError – The cog does not inherit from Cog.
  • CommandError – An error happened during loading.
add_permissions_hook(hook: Callable[[Context], Union[bool, None, Awaitable[Optional[bool]]]]) → None[source]

Add a permissions hook.

Permissions hooks are check predicates which are called before calling Requires.verify, and they can optionally return an override: True to allow, False to deny, and None to default to normal behaviour.

Parameters:hook – A command check predicate which returns True, False or None.
clear_permission_rules(guild_id: Optional[int]) → None[source]

Clear all permission overrides in a scope.

Parameters:guild_id (Optional[int]) – The guild ID to wipe permission overrides for. If None, this will clear all global rules and leave all guild rules untouched.
coroutine embed_requested(channel, user, command=None) → bool[source]

Determine if an embed is requested for a response.


True if an embed is requested

Return type:


coroutine is_admin(member: discord.member.Member)[source]

Checks if a member is an admin of their guild.

coroutine is_automod_immune(to_check: Union[discord.message.Message, redbot.core.commands.context.Context,, discord.role.Role]) → bool[source]

Checks if the user, message, context, or role should be considered immune from automated moderation actions.

This will return False in direct messages.

Parameters:to_check (discord.Message or commands.Context or or discord.Role) – Something to check if it would be immune
Returns:True if immune
Return type:bool
coroutine is_mod(member: discord.member.Member)[source]

Checks if a member is a mod or admin of their guild.

coroutine is_owner(user)[source]

Checks if a User or Member is the owner of this bot.

If an owner_id is not set, it is fetched automatically through the use of application_info().

Parameters:user (abc.User) – The user to check for.
static list_packages()[source]

Lists packages present in the cogs the folder

coroutine load_extension(spec: _frozen_importlib.ModuleSpec)[source]

Loads an extension.

An extension is a python module that contains commands, cogs, or listeners.

An extension must have a global function, setup defined as the entry point on what to do when the extension is loaded. This entry point must have a single argument, the bot.


name (str) – The extension name to load. It must be dot separated like regular Python imports if accessing a sub-module. e.g. foo.test if you want to import foo/

  • ExtensionNotFound – The extension could not be imported.
  • ExtensionAlreadyLoaded – The extension is already loaded.
  • NoEntryPointError – The extension does not have a setup function.
  • ExtensionFailed – The extension setup function had an execution error.
coroutine process_commands(message: discord.message.Message)[source]

modification from the base to do the same thing in the command case

but dispatch an additional event for cogs which want to handle normal messages differently to command messages, without the overhead of additional get_context calls per cog

remove_cog(cogname: str)[source]

Removes a cog from the bot.

All registered commands and event listeners that the cog has registered will be removed as well.

If no cog is found then this method has no effect.

Parameters:name (str) – The name of the cog to remove.
remove_permissions_hook(hook: Callable[[Context], Union[bool, None, Awaitable[Optional[bool]]]]) → None[source]

Remove a permissions hook.

Parameters are the same as those in add_permissions_hook.

Raises:ValueError – If the permissions hook has not been added.
coroutine send_filtered(destination:, filter_mass_mentions=True, filter_invite_links=True, filter_all_links=False, **kwargs)[source]

This is a convienience wrapper around

It takes the destination you’d like to send to, which filters to apply (defaults on mass mentions, and invite links) and any other parameters normally accepted by destination.send

This should realistically only be used for responding using user provided input. (unfortunately, including usernames) Manually crafted messages which dont take any user input have no need of this

coroutine send_help_for(ctx: redbot.core.commands.context.Context, help_for: Union[redbot.core.commands.commands.Command, redbot.core.commands.commands.GroupMixin, str])[source]

Invokes Red’s helpformatter for a given context and object.

coroutine verify_permissions_hooks(ctx: redbot.core.commands.context.Context) → Optional[bool][source]

Run permissions hooks.

Parameters:ctx (commands.Context) – The context for the command being invoked.
Returns:False if any hooks returned False, True if any hooks return True and none returned False, None otherwise.
Return type:Optional[bool]


class*args, cli_flags=None, bot_dir: pathlib.Path = PosixPath('/home/docs/checkouts/'), **kwargs)[source]

You’re welcome Caleb.

coroutine logout()[source]

Logs out of Discord and closes all connections.

coroutine shutdown(*, restart: bool = False)[source]

Gracefully quit Red.

The program will exit with code 0 by default.

Parameters:restart (bool) – If True, the program will exit with code 26. If the launcher sees this, it will attempt to restart the bot.