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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.
  • Check if a plugin is up-to-date with
  • 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.
/plugman check [plugin]Check if a plugin is up-to-date.


Permission NodeDefaultDescription
plugman.adminOPAllow use of all PlugMan commands.
plugman.updateOPAllow 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.
plugman.checkOPAllow use of the check comamnd.




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 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.


Join us on IRC in the channel #plugman on


To view those who enable this project to be developed, please refer to the GitHub page.


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 (such as instead of the comment box.

Other Projects

  • Minecraft-Plugins: Website that enables searching for Bukkit / Spigot plugins with quick access to plugin information as well as download links and change logs for current and past versions of the plugin.

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  • Avatar of aberts10 aberts10 Jun 26, 2015 at 04:44 UTC - 0 likes

    what about plugin deletion/removal command, especially for when your not at the console and install a new plugin that causes problems.

  • Avatar of rylinaux rylinaux May 11, 2015 at 19:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @TWSSYesterday: Go

    This is something that can be added, sure.


  • Avatar of TWSSYesterday TWSSYesterday May 11, 2015 at 13:12 UTC - 0 likes
    Perhaps a /plugman checkall command that would check all plugins if they can be updated? Thanks :)


  • Avatar of rylinaux rylinaux May 04, 2015 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @CloudeLecaw: Go

    @ThisUsernameIsMine: Go

    Correct. It's mainly because of the added Apache HTTP library that is used to simplify the interactions between PlugMan and for the "check" command and the upcoming commands that will bring some additional interaction with

    Last edited May 04, 2015 by rylinaux
  • Avatar of ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine May 04, 2015 at 13:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @CloudeLecaw: Go

    Because of the added Apache/json libraries

    My problem(s) with MyCommand and Ban Management

    Portable and Updatable Minecraft Launcher
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    -:- Me on YouTube -:-

  • Avatar of CloudeLecaw CloudeLecaw May 04, 2015 at 06:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @rylinaux: Go

    why the plugin now needs 1,2 mb space? :3
    Version 2.0.3 was just a few kb...

  • Avatar of chexo3 chexo3 May 03, 2015 at 22:18 UTC - 0 likes

    This plugin stands for all that is holy in the minecraft CraftBukkit/Spigot community! LONG LIVE PLUGMAN


  • Avatar of rylinaux rylinaux May 03, 2015 at 20:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Version 2.0.4 has been uploaded and is awaiting approval - it can be downloaded early from here:

    This release feature the addition of the "check" command which allows you to check if a certain plugin is up-to-date with the latest version available on DBO - check the description for details.

    The next versions will feature pagination of the help documents as well as more integration with DBO for the searching, listing, and downloading of plugins - stay tuned over the coming months.

  • Avatar of follet2004 follet2004 Apr 13, 2015 at 09:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @kikicro262626: Go

    I test the plugin on 1.8.3 is work no error. Sure update Spigot version. :P


  • Avatar of kikicro262626 kikicro262626 Mar 22, 2015 at 17:04 UTC - 0 likes

    error with 1.8.3 version


Date created
Jan 26, 2012
Last update
May 03, 2015
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MIT License
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