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AptPkg::Config(3pm)   User Contributed Perl Documentation  AptPkg::Config(3pm)

       AptPkg::Config - APT configuration interface

       use AptPkg::Config;

       The AptPkg::Config module provides an interface to APT's configuration

       Provides a configuration file and command line parser for a tree-
       oriented configuration environment.


       The AptPkg::Config package implements the APT Configuration class.

       A global instance of the libapt-pkg _config instance is provided as
       $AptPkg::Config::_config, and may be imported.

       The following methods are implemented:

       get(KEY, [DEFAULT])
           Fetch the value of KEY from the configuration object, returning
           undef if not found (or DEFAULT if given).

           If the key ends in ::, an array of values is returned in an array
           context, or a string containing the values seperated by spaces in a
           scalar context.

           A trailing /f, /d, /b or /i causes file, directory, boolean or
           integer interpretation (the underlying XS call is FindAny).

       get_file(KEY, [DEFAULT]), get_dir(KEY, [DEFAULT])
           Variants of get which prepend the directory value from the parent
           key.  The get_dir method additionally appends a `/'.

           For example, given the configuration file:

               foo "/some/dir/" { bar "value"; }


               $conf->get("foo::bar")      # "value"
               $conf->get_file("foo::bar") # "/some/dir/value"
               $conf->get_dir("foo::bar")  # "/some/dir/value/"

       get_bool(KEY, [DEFAULT])
           Another get varient, which returns true (1) if the value contains
           any of:

               1 yes true with on enable

           otherwise false ('').

       set(KEY, VALUE)
           Set configuration entry KEY to VALUE.  Returns VALUE.  Note that
           empty parent entries may be created for KEYs containing ::.

           Test if KEY exists in the configuration.

           Principally for debugging, output the contents of the configuration
           object to stderr.

       read_file(FILE, [AS_SECTIONAL, [DEPTH]])
           Load the contents of FILE into the object.  The format of the file
           is described in apt.conf(5).

           If the AS_SECTIONAL argument is true, then the file is parsed as a
           BIND-style config.  That is:

               foo "bar" { baz "quux"; }

           is interpreted as if it were:

               foo::bar { baz "quux"; }

           The DEPTH argument may be used to restrict the number of nested
           include directives processed.

       read_dir(DIR, [AS_SECTIONAL, [DEPTH]])
           Load configuration from all files in DIR.

           Initialise the configuration object with some default values for
           the libapt-pkg library and reads the default configuration file
           /etc/apt/apt.conf (or as given by the environment variable
           APT_CONFIG) if it exists.

           Return the AptPkg::System object apropriate for this system.

       parse_cmdline(DEFS, [ARG, ...])
           Parse the arguments given by ARGs based on the contents of DEFS and
           returns the list of remaining arguments.

           Note, the function does not return if there are errors processing
           the args.  Use eval to trap such errors.

           DEFS is a reference to an array containing a set argument
           definition arrays.  The elements of each definition define:  the
           short argument character, the long argument string, the
           configuration key and the optional argument type (defaults to

           Valid argument types are defined by the strings:

               HasArg      takes an argument value (-f foo)
               IntLevel    defines an integer value (-q -q, -qq, -q2, -q=2)
               Boolean     true/false (-d, -d=true, -d=yes, --no-d, -d=false, etc)
               InvBoolean  same as Boolean but false with no specified sense (-d)
               ConfigFile  load the specified configuration file
               ArbItem     arbitary configuration string of the form key=value

           The configuration key in the last two cases is ignored, and for the
           rest gives the key into which the value is placed.

           Single case equivalents also work (has_arg == HasArg).


               @files = $conf->parse_cmndline([
                       [ 'h', 'help', 'help' ],
                       [ 'v', 'version', 'version' ],
                       [ 'c', 'config-file', '', ConfigFile ],
                       [ 'o', 'option', '', ArbItem ],
                   ], @ARGV);

       The module uses AptPkg::hash to provide a hash-like access to the
       object, so that $conf->{key} is equivalent to using the get/set

       Additionally inherits the constructor (new) and keys methods from that

       Methods of the internal XS object (AptPkg::_config) such as Find may
       also be used.  See AptPkg.


       Iterator object for AptPkg::Config which is returned by the keys

       new(XS_OBJ, [ROOT])
           Constructor, which is invoked by the keys method.  ROOT, if given
           determines the subset of the tree to walk (may be given as an
           argument to keys).

           Returns the current key and advances to the next.

       AptPkg::System(3pm), AptPkg(3pm), AptPkg::hash(3pm).

       Brendan O'Dea <bodATdebian.org>

perl v5.10.0                      2002-07-28               AptPkg::Config(3pm)