Eric Wilhelm
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NAME

File::Fu::File - a filename object

SYNOPSIS

  use File::Fu;

  my $file = File::Fu->file("path/to/file");
  $file %= '.extension';
  $file->e and warn "$file exists";

  $file->l and warn "$file is a link to ", $file->readlink;

Constructor

new

  my $file = File::Fu::File->new($path);

  my $file = File::Fu::File->new(@path);

new_direct

  my $file = File::Fu::File->new_direct(
    dir => $dir_obj,
    file => $name
  );

Class Constants

dir_class

Return the corresponding dir class for this file object. Default: File::Fu::Dir.

  my $dc = $class->dir_class;

is_dir

Always false for a file.

is_file

Always true for a file.

Parts

basename

Returns a new object representing only the file part of the name.

  my $obj = $file->basename;

Methods

stringify

  my $string = $file->stringify;

append

Append a string only to the filename part.

  $file->append('.gz');

  $file %= '.gz';

(Yeah... I tried to use .=, but overloading hates me.)

map

  $file->map(sub {...});

  $file &= sub {...};

absolute

Get an absolute name (without checking the filesystem.)

  my $abs = $file->absolute;

absolutely

Get an absolute name (resolved on the filesytem.)

  my $abs = $file->absolutely;

Doing stuff

open

Open the file with $mode ('<', 'r', '>', 'w', etc) -- see IO::File.

  my $fh = $file->open($mode, $permissions);

Throws an error if anything goes wrong or if the resulting filehandle happens to be a directory.

sysopen

Interface to the sysopen() builtin. The value of $mode is a text string joined by '|' characters which must be valid O_* constants from Fcntl.

  my $fh = $file->sysopen($mode, $perms);

piped_open

Opens a read pipe. The file is appended to @command.

  my $fh = $file->piped_open(@command);

Example: useless use of cat.

  my $fh = $file->piped_open('cat');

This interface is deprecated (maybe) because it is limited to commands which take the $file as the last argument. See run() for the way of the future.

run

Treat $file as a program and execute a pipe open.

  my $fh = $file->run(@args);

If called in void context, runs system() with autodie semantics and multi-arg form (suppresses shell interpolation.)

  $file->run(@args);

No special treatment is made for whether $file is relative or not (the underlying system()/exec() will search your path.) Use File::Fu->which() to get an absolute path beforehand.

  File::Fu->which('ls')->run('-l');

touch

Update the timestamp of a file (or create it.)

  $file->touch;

mkfifo

  my $file = $file->mkfifo($mode);
  my $link = $file->link($name);
  my $link = $file->symlink($linkname);

Note that symlinks are relative to where they live.

  my $dir = File::Fu->dir("foo");
  my $file = $dir+'file';
  # $file->symlink($dir+'link'); is a broken link
  my $link = $file->basename->symlink($dir+'link');

See "relative_symlink" in File::Fu::Base.

  $file->unlink;

remove

A forced unlink (chmod the file if it is not writable.)

  $file->remove;
  my $to = $file->readlink;

read

Read the entire file into memory (or swap!)

  my @lines = $file->read;

  my $file = $file->read;

If File::Slurp is available, options to read_file will be passed along. See "read_file" in File::Slurp.

write

Write the file's contents. Returns the $file object for chaining.

  $file = $file->write($content);

If File::Slurp is available, $content may be either a scalar, scalar ref, or array ref.

  $file->write($content, %args);

copy

Copies $file to $dest (which can be a file or directory) and returns the name of the new file as an object.

  my $new = $file->copy($dest);

Note that if $dest is already a File object, that existing object will be returned.

move

  my $new = $file->move($dest);

AUTHOR

Eric Wilhelm @ <ewilhelm at cpan dot org>

http://scratchcomputing.com/

BUGS

If you found this module on CPAN, please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

If you pulled this development version from my /svn/, please contact me directly.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2008 Eric L. Wilhelm, All Rights Reserved.

NO WARRANTY

Absolutely, positively NO WARRANTY, neither express or implied, is offered with this software. You use this software at your own risk. In case of loss, no person or entity owes you anything whatsoever. You have been warned.

LICENSE

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