Running Minecraft 1.8.1 on Debian Wheezy. Any quick and easy way to call an event, or is there a callback I can hook into for when users log in to the server?

  • thanks @SevenSidedDie - I figured I could just watch the logs via a UNIX shell command but wondered if there was an event dispatched on login. Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 20:29
  • Oh, I misunderstood it as a more general "is this possible" rather than specifically about whether MC has native support for it; in that case, my comment really should be an answer and I've added it below. :) Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 20:41

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Minecraft for PC doesn't provide such a native facility (though Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi does, with its integrated Python interpreter).

To do this, you can use pipe redirection with a log watcher or launch the server within a command wrapper that offers this kind of function. There are many options for this kind of functionality — none that are gaming specific — that you might already know about if you are familiar with *nix system administration, but if not Unix & Linux SE is likely the best source of further information.

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