Archive::Tar::File - a subclass for in-memory extracted file from Archive::Tar
my @items = $tar->get_files;
print $_->name, ' ', $_->size, "\n" for @items;
$object->rename( 'new/full/path/to/file.c' );
Archive::Tar::File provides a neat little object layer for in-memory extracted files. It's mostly used internally in Archive::Tar to tidy up the code, but there's no reason users shouldn't use this API as well.
A lot of the methods in this package are accessors to the various fields in the tar header:
The file's name
The file's mode
The user id owning the file
The group id owning the file
File size in bytes
Modification time. Adjusted to mac-time on MacOS if required
Checksum field for the tar header
File type -- numeric, but comparable to exported constants -- see Archive::Tar's documentation
If the file is a symlink, the file it's pointing to
Tar magic string -- not useful for most users
Tar version string -- not useful for most users
The user name that owns the file
The group name that owns the file
Device major number in case of a special file
Device minor number in case of a special file
Any directory to prefix to the extraction path, if any
Raw tar header -- not useful for most users
Returns a new Archive::Tar::File object from an existing file.
Returns undef on failure.
Returns a new Archive::Tar::File object from data.
$path defines the file name (which need not exist), $data the file contents, and $opt is a reference to a hash of attributes which may be used to override the default attributes (fields in the tar header), which are described above in the Accessors section.
Returns a new Archive::Tar::File object from a raw 512-byte tar archive chunk.
Extract this object, optionally to an alternative name.
See Archive::Tar->extract_file for details.
Returns true on success and false on failure.
Returns the full path from the tar header; this is basically a concatenation of the prefix and name fields.
Done by Archive::Tar internally when reading the tar file: validate the header against the checksum to ensure integer tar file.
Returns true on success, false on failure
Returns a boolean to indicate whether the current object has content. Some special files like directories and so on never will have any content. This method is mainly to make sure you don't get warnings for using uninitialized values when looking at an object's content.
Returns the current content for the in-memory file
Returns the current content for the in-memory file as a scalar reference. Normal users won't need this, but it will save memory if you are dealing with very large data files in your tar archive, since it will pass the contents by reference, rather than make a copy of it first.
Replace the current content of the file with the new content. This only affects the in-memory archive, not the on-disk version until you write it.
Returns true on success, false on failure.
Rename the current file to $new_name.
Note that you must specify a Unix path for $new_name, since per tar standard, all files in the archive must be Unix paths.
Change mode of $file to $mode. The mode can be a string or a number which is interpreted as octal whether or not a leading 0 is given.
Change owner of $file to $user. If a $group is given that is changed as well. You can also pass a single parameter with a colon separating the use and group as in 'root:wheel'.
To quickly check the type of a Archive::Tar::File object, you can use the following methods:
Returns true if the file is of type file
Returns true if the file is of type dir
Returns true if the file is of type hardlink
Returns true if the file is of type symlink
Returns true if the file is of type chardev
Returns true if the file is of type blockdev
Returns true if the file is of type fifo
Returns true if the file is of type socket
Returns true if the file is of type LongLink. Should not happen after a successful read.
Returns true if the file is of type Label. Should not happen after a successful read.
Returns true if the file type is unknown
To install Archive::Tar, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.