Dpkg::Conf

NAME

Dpkg::Conf − parse dpkg configuration files

DESCRIPTION

The Dpkg::Conf object can be used to read options from a configuration file. It can export an array that can then be parsed exactly like @ARGV.

METHODS

$conf = Dpkg::Conf−>new(%opts)

Create a new Dpkg::Conf object. Some options can be set through %opts: if allow_short evaluates to true (it defaults to false), then short options are allowed in the configuration file, they should be prepended with a single hyphen.

@$conf
@options = $conf−>get_options()

Returns the list of options that can be parsed like @ARGV.

$conf−>load($file)

Read options from a file. Return the number of options parsed.

$conf−>load_system_config($file)

Read options from a system configuration file.

Return the number of options parsed.

$conf−>load_user_config($file)

Read options from a user configuration file. It will try to use the XDG directory, either $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dpkg/ or $HOME/.config/dpkg/.

Return the number of options parsed.

$conf−>load_config($file)

Read options from system and user configuration files.

Return the number of options parsed.

$conf−>parse($fh)

Parse options from a file handle. When called multiple times, the parsed options are accumulated.

Return the number of options parsed.

$conf−>filter(%opts)

Filter the list of options, either removing or keeping all those that return true when $opts{remove}−>($option) or $opts{keep}−>($option) is called.

$string = $conf−>output([$fh])

Write the options in the given filehandle (if defined) and return a string representation of the content (that would be) written.

"$conf"

Return a string representation of the content.

$conf−>save($file)

Save the options in a file.

CHANGES

Version 1.04 (dpkg 1.20.0)
Remove croak: For ’format_argv’ in $conf−>filter().

Remove methods: $conf−>get(), $conf−>set().

Version 1.03 (dpkg 1.18.8)
Obsolete option: ’format_argv’ in $conf−>filter().

Obsolete methods: $conf−>get(), $conf−>set().

New methods: $conf−>load_system_config(), $conf−>load_system_user(), $conf−>load_config().

Version 1.02 (dpkg 1.18.5)
New option: Accept new option ’format_argv’ in $conf−>filter().

New methods: $conf−>get(), $conf−>set().

Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.15.8)
New method: $conf−>filter()

Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)
Mark the module as public.