Dpkg::Conf man page

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.
get()
set()
Obsolete functions, use get_options() instead. They will croak.
$conf->load($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 1.03 (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.

Info

2016-11-12 1.18.15 libdpkg-perl