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Dpkg::Control::HashCore(3) libdpkg-perl Dpkg::Control::HashCore(3)
Dpkg::Control::HashCore - parse and manipulate a block of RFC822-like
The Dpkg::Control::Hash object is a hash-like representation of a set
of RFC822-like fields. The fields names are case insensitive and are
always capitalized the same when output (see field_capitalize function
in Dpkg::Control::Fields). The order in which fields have been set is
remembered and is used to be able to dump back the same content. The
output order can also be overridden if needed.
You can store arbitrary values in the hash, they will always be
properly escaped in the output to conform to the syntax of control
files. This is relevant mainly for multilines values: while the first
line is always output unchanged directly after the field name,
supplementary lines are modified. Empty lines and lines containing only
dots are prefixed with " ." (space + dot) while other lines are
prefixed with a single space.
During parsing, trailing spaces are stripped on all lines while leading
spaces are stripped only on the first line of each field.
$c = Dpkg::Control::Hash->new(%opts)
Creates a new object with the indicated options. Supported options
Configures the parser to accept OpenPGP signatures around
the control information. Value can be 0 (default) or 1.
Configures the parser to allow duplicate fields in the
control information. Value can be 0 (default) or 1.
Defines if empty fields are dropped during the output.
Value can be 0 (default) or 1.
name The user friendly name of the information stored in the
object. It might be used in some error messages or
warnings. A default name might be set depending on the
Set by the parser (starting in dpkg 1.17.0) if it finds an
OpenPGP signature around the control information. Value can
be 0 (default) or 1, and undef when the option is not
supported by the code (in versions older than dpkg 1.17.0).
Changes the value of one or more options.
$value = $c->get_option($option)
Returns the value of the corresponding option.
Parse the content of $file. Exits in case of errors. Returns true
if some fields have been parsed.
$c->parse_error($file, $fmt, ...)
Prints an error message and dies on syntax parse errors.
Parse a control file from the given filehandle. Exits in case of
errors. $description is used to describe the filehandle, ideally
it's a filename or a description of where the data comes from. It's
used in error messages. Returns true if some fields have been
Scan the fields and look for a user specific field whose name
matches the following regex: /X[SBC]*-$name/i. Return the name of
the field found or undef if nothing has been found.
Identify a user field and retrieve its value.
Write the string representation of the control information to a
$str = $c->output()
Get a string representation of the control information. The fields
are sorted in the order in which they have been read or set except
if the order has been overridden with set_output_order().
Print the string representation of the control information to a
Define the order in which fields will be displayed in the output()
Update all fields by replacing the variables references with the
corresponding value stored in the Dpkg::Substvars object.
Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.17.2)
New method: $c->parse_error().
Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.17.0)
Mark the module as public.
Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
1.18.4 2015-11-26 Dpkg::Control::HashCore(3)