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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.
  • Find which plugin a command is registered to.
  • 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 lookup [command]Find which plugin a command is registered to.
/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|all] [-f]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.lookupOPAllow use of the lookup 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 command.
plugman.check.allOPAllow use of the check all 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.

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  • Avatar of TheCMDCommander TheCMDCommander Oct 08, 2016 at 17:35 UTC - 0 likes

    This Plugin Is perfect it works so smoothly and I dont have to even reload my server! Thx Sooo Much!

  • Avatar of lulucraft321 lulucraft321 Oct 01, 2016 at 08:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Ce plugin est excellent ! Bravo à toi !

    This is a BEST plugin gg !

  • Avatar of ebaldino ebaldino Aug 23, 2016 at 20:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Rylinaux,

    Any chance PlugMan might be able to restrict the worlds for which a plugin is active?

    This is really a feature that should be native to CraftBukkit/Spigot, but currently the only way to do it (short of using BungeeCord, I hear) is with PerWorldPlugins, which appears to have been abandoned...

    Best regards.

  • Avatar of UIGaming UIGaming Jul 17, 2016 at 22:13 UTC - 0 likes


    Today I downloaded your plugin and it seems to be all fine and good until I reloaded a plugin with your plugin and all the config in the plugin I reloaded was clear. Please fix this ASAP

  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Jul 11, 2016 at 19:12 UTC - 0 likes

    So with this plugin, if I find a new plugin or plugin update, I just drag and drop, then do the plugin reload command to install/update the plugin? Wouldn't that cause memory issues, plugin bugs, ect.?

    Last edited Jul 11, 2016 by KevinEssence


  • Avatar of rylinaux rylinaux Jul 01, 2016 at 00:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bodyash: Go

    Is anything broken with 1.10? The APIs that PlugMan uses are very stable and don't often break on updates.

    Looks fine to me from a quick test.

    Last edited Jul 01, 2016 by rylinaux


  • Avatar of Bodyash Bodyash Jun 30, 2016 at 23:10 UTC - 0 likes

    need update to 1.10.2

  • Avatar of minecraft7net minecraft7net May 28, 2016 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    great plugin - always work 1.7/1.8/1.9 - Thanks :) please continue :)

  • Avatar of TheBlackBeltPanda TheBlackBeltPanda Apr 25, 2016 at 01:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting a strange issue: Every time I restart my server, Plugman becomes corrupted (file size 176B).

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  • Avatar of Sikatsuu Sikatsuu Apr 19, 2016 at 09:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @rylinaux: Go

    Replied on github,


Date created
Jan 26, 2012
Last update
May 03, 2016
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MIT License
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