Dpkg::Control::Info man page

Dpkg::Control::Info — parse files like debian/control

Description

It provides an object to access data of files that follow the same syntax as debian/control.

Methods

$c = Dpkg::Control::Info->new(%opts)

Create a new Dpkg::Control::Info object. Loads the file from the filename option, if no option is specified filename defaults to debian/control. If a scalar is passed instead, it will be used as the filename. If filename is "-", it parses the standard input. If filename is undef no loading will be performed.

$c->reset()

Resets what got read.

$c->load($file)

Load the content of $file. Exits in case of errors. If file is "-", it loads from the standard input.

$c->parse($fh, $description)

Parse a control file from the given filehandle. Exits in case of errors. $description is used to describe the filehandle, ideally it's a filename or a description of where the data comes from. It is used in error messages. The data in the object is reset before parsing new control files.

$c->[0]
$c->get_source()

Returns a Dpkg::Control object containing the fields concerning the source package.

$c->get_pkg_by_idx($idx)

Returns a Dpkg::Control object containing the fields concerning the binary package numbered $idx (starting at 1).

$c->get_pkg_by_name($name)

Returns a Dpkg::Control object containing the fields concerning the binary package named $name.

$c->get_packages()

Returns a list containing the Dpkg::Control objects for all binary packages.

$c->output($filehandle)

Dump the content into a filehandle.

"$c"

Return a string representation of the content.

@{$c}

Return a list of Dpkg::Control objects, the first one is corresponding to source information and the following ones are the binary packages information.

Changes

Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.18.0)

New argument: The $c->new() constructor accepts an %opts argument.

Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)

Mark the module as public.

Info

2017-01-31 1.18.22 libdpkg-perl