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App::Addex - generate mail tool configuration from an address book


version 0.027


Achtung! The API to this code may very well change. It is almost certain to be broken into smaller pieces, to support alternate sources of entries, and it might just get plugins.

This module iterates through all the entries in an address book and produces configuration file based on the entries in the address book, using configured output plugins.

It is meant to be run with the addex command, which is bundled as part of this software distribution.


This module has the same support period as perl itself: it supports the two most recent versions of perl. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.



  my $addex = App::Addex->new(\%arg);

This method returns a new Addex.

Valid parameters are:

  classes    - a hashref of plugin/class pairs, described below

Valid keys for the classes parameter are:

  addressbook - the App::Addex::AddressBook subclass to use (required)
  output      - an array of output producers (required)

For each class given, an entry in %arg may be given, which will be used to initialize the plugin before use.


  my $abook = $addex->addressbook;

This method returns the App::Addex::AddressBook object.


This method returns all of the output plugin objects.


This method returns all the entries to be processed. By default it is delegated to the address book object. This method may change a good bit in the future, as we really want an iterator, not just a list.


  App::Addex->new({ ... })->run;

This method performs all the work expected of an Addex: it iterates through the entries, invoking the output plugins for each one.


Ricardo SIGNES <>


Reini Urban <>


This software is copyright (c) 2006 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.