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DataFax - an DataFax object


  use DataFax;

  my $cg = DataFax->new('ifn', 'my_init.cfg', 'opt', 'vhS:a:');


This is the base object for DataFax.

new (ifn => 'file.cfg', opt => 'hvS:')

Input variables:

  ifn  - input/initial file name. 
  opt  - options for Getopt::Std
  datafax_dir  - full path to where DataFax system is installled
                 If not specified, it will try to get it from
  datafax_host - DataFax server name or IP address
                 If not specified, it will try to get it from
                 $ENV{DATAFAX_HOST} or `hostname` on UNIX system.

Variables used or routines called:


How to use:

   my $df = new DataFax;      # or
   my $df = DataFax->new;     # or
   my $df = DataFax->new(ifn=>'file.cfg',opt=>'hvS:'); # or
   my $df = DataFax->new('ifn', 'file.cfg','opt','hvS:'); 

Return: new empty or initialized DataFax object.

This method constructs a Perl object and capture any parameters if specified. It creates and defaults the following variables:

  ifn          = ""
  opt          = 'hvS:' 
  datafax_dir  = $ENV{DATAFAX_DIR}
  datafax_host = $ENV{DATAFAX_HOST} | `hostname`
  unix_os      = 'linux|solaris'


  • Version 0.10

    This version is to set base for other DataFax classes.

  • Version 0.20

SEE ALSO (some of docs that I check often)

Oracle::Loader, Oracle::Trigger, CGI::Getopt, File::Xcopy, DataFax, CGI::AppBuilder, etc.


Copyright (c) 2005 Hanming Tu. All rights reserved.

This package is free software and is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the Perl Artistic License (see

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