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What is PlugMan?

PlugMan is a simple, easy to use plugin that lets server admins manage plugins from either in-game or console without the need to restart the server.


  • Enable, disable, restart, load, reload, and unload plugins from in-game or console.
  • List plugins alphabetically, with version if specified.
  • Get useful information on plugins such as commands, version, author(s), etc.
  • Easily manage plugins without having to constantly restart your server.
  • List commands a plugin has registered.
  • Tab completion for command names and plugin names.
  • Dump plugin list with versions to a file.
  • Permissions Support - All commands default to OP.


/plugman helpShow help information.
/plugman list [-v]List plugins in alphabetical order. Use "-v" to include versions.
/plugman info [plugin]Displays information about a plugin.
/plugman dumpDumps plugin list and versions to a file.
/plugman usage [plugin]List commands that a plugin has registered.
/plugman enable [plugin|all]Enable a plugin.
/plugman disable [plugin|all]Disable a plugin.
/plugman restart [plugin|all]Restart (disable/enable) a plugin.
/plugman load [plugin]Load a plugin.
/plugman reload [plugin|all]Reload (unload/load) a plugin.
/plugman unload [plugin]Unload a plugin.


Permission NodeDefaultDescription
plugman.adminOPAllows use of all PlugMan commands.
plugman.updateOPAllows user to see update messages.
plugman.helpOPAllow use of the help command.
plugman.listOPAllow use of the list command.
plugman.infoOPAllow use of the info command.
plugman.dumpOPAllow use of the dump command.
plugman.usageOPAllow use of the usage command.
plugman.enableOPAllow use of the enable command.
plugman.enable.allOPAllow use of the enable all command.
plugman.disableOPAllow use of the disable command.
plugman.disable.allOPAllow use of the disable all command.
plugman.restartOPAllow use of the restart command.
plugman.restart.allOPAllow use of the restart all command.
plugman.loadOPAllow use of the load command.
plugman.reloadOPAllow use of the reload command.
plugman.reload.allOPAllow use of the reload all command.
plugman.unloadOPAllow use of the unload command.




This plugin uses Gravity's Updater which allows PlugMan to automatically download updates to new versions. If you wish to disable this, or change how PlugMan handles the updating, you are free to do so by editing the plugin's configuration.


PlugMan is open source and is hosted on GitHub; feel free to fork, star, or contribute to PlugMan by making pull requests and opening issues.

Development Builds


Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's Metrics system to gather anonymous usage statistics on the plugin and server it's running on. The following information is sent to

  • A unique identifier
  • The server's Java version
  • Whether the server is on online or offline mode.
  • The plugin's version
  • The server's version
  • The OS' version, name, and architecture
  • The core count of the CPU
  • The number of players online
  • The Metrics version

Opting out of this service can be done by either editing PlugMan's configuration file, or disabling Metrics globally by editing the Metric's configuration file.


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Samkio has made a tutorial showing the basic usage of the plugin.

User Content


  • PlugMan requires (at least) Java 7 to run.
  • If you have an error, please use a paste service ( instead of the comment box.

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  • Avatar of mbcx2 mbcx2 Nov 20, 2014 at 05:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @broluigi: Go

    What does not work? I have been using it for a really long time and it works fine.

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  • Avatar of broluigi broluigi Nov 16, 2014 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes

    is this going to be updated? doesnt work all the time



  • Avatar of mbcx2 mbcx2 Nov 13, 2014 at 14:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Requested a pull request on Github :)

  • Avatar of galaipa galaipa Oct 25, 2014 at 12:38 UTC - 0 likes

    A very nice plugin!

    Update checker would be a very good feature!

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  • Avatar of UnwrittenPaper UnwrittenPaper Oct 19, 2014 at 07:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @rladbsgh: Go

    Bukkit's own /reload command reloads the whole server. All worlds, plugins, basically all files. Many plugins don't support the mass reload, so if you have at least five plugins, it'll almost most definitely crash your client, or in worse case; crash your server. Read More Here, here, here, or here.

  • Avatar of partygamer11 partygamer11 Oct 11, 2014 at 14:17 UTC - 0 likes

    I reloaded groupmanager with plugman and it deleted?

  • Avatar of shahiem99 shahiem99 Sep 12, 2014 at 22:53 UTC - 1 like

    @rladbsgh: Go

    Plugman reloads several plugins & /reload reloads the wholl server.

  • Avatar of rladbsgh rladbsgh Sep 08, 2014 at 17:13 UTC - 0 likes

    What's the difference between plugman's /reload command and bukkit's /reload?

  • Avatar of TheBlackBeltPanda TheBlackBeltPanda Aug 28, 2014 at 04:54 UTC - 3 likes

    So today, ironically, I found myself with the need to reload Plugman's config. XD

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  • Avatar of YiveMe YiveMe Aug 20, 2014 at 03:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Would be nice to have something like this

    1. /plugman wget <url to jar> - easily download plugin to plugins folder.

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Date created
Jan 26, 2012
Last update
May 02, 2014
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MIT License
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