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AutoSort - the chest inventory sorting plugin:

Create a network of automatic item sorting chests along with one or more deposit and withdraw points! Possible uses include: warehouses, mail/delivery systems, community resource stockpiles, long range transport, automated smelters, vending machines and much more!


  • Create Networks of chests that automatically sort items into labeled chests
  • Create custom material groups to sort specific items into chests assigned the custom group
  • Use in-game commands to create and add to custom material groups
  • Add dispensers, furnaces, hoppers and droppers to sort networks
  • Config options to set proximity ranges for sort network chests
  • Set chest sorting priorities for high value sorting into sort network chests
  • Use chests to withdraw from a sort network
  • Use a sign post as a drop point for sorting items into sort network chests
  • Use a command to withdraw from sort networks
  • Add members to existing sort networks for multi-user access to sort networks
  • Create a public network to allow any user access to sort chests.
  • Sort Network access across multiple worlds or not depending on config
  • Permissions support
  • Will auto-magically link up to LavaFurnace plugin to fuel furnaces
  • Creating a custom LavaFurnace group will automatically supply LavaFurnace production chests.
  • v0.8.3 up can use Custom Inventory blocks from plugins like Forge(IronChests)
    • Requires BKCommonLib
    • Config options for setting what blocks are used for sort chests.

Usage Help Page

Command List

Permission Nodes

Config Information


Source Code

Thanks to VariationVault

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  • Avatar of arcvvolf arcvvolf Feb 14, 2014 at 20:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @liamomatic: Go

    Sorry I could not be of more help. Unfortunately the minecraft client is outside of my support area. I have no experience with how the internals of the minecraft client works as far as what should and should not be there is concerned. I would be in the same boat as you on that issue. As far as I know the unmodified client should have everything necessary to operate correctly out of the box. Nothing should be removed.

  • Avatar of liamomatic liamomatic Feb 14, 2014 at 19:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @arcvvolf: Go

    thanks for all the help. I'm currently looking at all my files on minecraft as it is still not working even after a re-install. i have deleted the META.INF folder also. is there any files which you know of which should/should not be in the mine craft folder for this to work?

  • Avatar of arcvvolf arcvvolf Feb 14, 2014 at 18:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @liamomatic: Go

    To answer your question about what the server admin can do, see my first response to you. However, since its only you and no one else having this issue I doubt that my recommendation will do much.

    So, as far as helping you out, I do not have any advice. From my perspective and the plugins there is absolutely nothing that I can do. This plugin is simply interpreting your input text and passing it to the server. If you have this kind of problem with other plugins as well then there is something wrong with your computer or your installation of minecraft or both. If you have client mods then try a vanilla only version or simply reinstall minecraft. The new launcher makes that trivial.

    Honestly, I am not exaggerating, there is nothing more I can do to help in this situation. Sorry, I've done all I can :(

    Last edited Feb 14, 2014 by arcvvolf
  • Avatar of liamomatic liamomatic Feb 14, 2014 at 17:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @arcvvolf: Go

    also i would like to add that no sign-based plugin works for me. the first line on the sign works but it seems that the second line of the sign doesn't work, for example when i put commands on the second line e.g. cal for sign code protect plugin and an item for the auto sort plugin it does not work. it works when i go on a different computer

  • Avatar of liamomatic liamomatic Feb 14, 2014 at 17:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @arcvvolf: Go

    I've been speaking to the server owner and he does not know what to do as all other users can use it. i have put on the first line of the sign *store (my network) an on the second line i have put stone (the object) i have also tried putting item id's in too and it constantly says invalid material. do you have any advice for the server owner on this?

  • Avatar of arcvvolf arcvvolf Feb 14, 2014 at 17:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @liamomatic: Go

    No, the OS cant have any effect on it. This is a server side plugin and you are entering a string of characters into a sign. Your operating system being a mac has nothing to do with it. I assure you of that. The plugin has no idea if you're on a mac, a pc or some alien os from the future :) It could care less.

    So, thats not the problem. The only way I can see a mac being the issue would cause problems for any plugin. In that case this issue would be so wide spread that everyone would be complaining on every plugin page everywhere. :-/

    As long as you're putting the material you want to sort on either the second or the third line of the sign, it should work. Like a said, its just a string of characters that I pass to the server and ask is there a material that matches those characters. Could be 1, stone, rock, gobledygook, whatever. If the server says it exists, then the plugin will say it exists. So, IDK, there is nothing else I can think of. Its a really, REALLY simple process.

  • Avatar of liamomatic liamomatic Feb 14, 2014 at 17:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @arcvvolf: Go

    i don't think it is broken as the plugin works with other users on this server and when i used my account on a pc it worked. it is only not working for me on a mac, but it used to work before, is there something which needs to be altered to make it work with mac or is this mod now not compatible with mac users on a server?

  • Avatar of arcvvolf arcvvolf Feb 14, 2014 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @liamomatic: Go

    Item ID's are deprecated but should still work in 1.7, When an item id or a material name is used this plugin simply passes that information to the server and asks if its valid. If the server is saying its invalid then the plugin says its invalid. Basically this means that its some misconfiguration somewhere. Try erasing/deleting the autosort folder and letting it regenerate. Also, you could try running this plugin with your choice of permissions plugin only. Nothing else and see if it works. It should, that will allow you to use process of elimination and find out what is causing a conflict with this plugin. Without some kind of stack trace error message from the console, I cant do much other then what I've suggested.

  • Avatar of liamomatic liamomatic Feb 14, 2014 at 16:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @arcvvolf I'm playing a server with this plugin on and i am using a mac. this worked for me all the time, but recently it says *INVALID MATERIAL* when i place a sign down, it does this even when i put *stone* or *1* on the second line. however i am able to create deposit chests. can anyone help?

    Last edited Feb 14, 2014 by liamomatic
  • Avatar of InfroCZE InfroCZE Jan 04, 2014 at 15:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @arcvvolf: Go

    Am sorry that I am keeping you this busy, but you know :) I like your plugins so If something needs to be done... HARASS THE AUTHOR :D


Date created
Jan 24, 2012
Last update
Sep 05, 2013
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