Dpkg::Control::Info

Section: libdpkg-perl (3perl)
Updated: 2020-02-18
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NAME

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.
$c->parse($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.
$c->load($file)
Load the content of $file. Exits in case of errors. If file is ``-'', it loads from the standard input.
$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.
$str = $c->output([$fh])
Return the content info into a string. If $fh is specified print it into the filehandle.
"$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.


 

Index

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DESCRIPTION
METHODS
CHANGES
Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.18.0)
Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)
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