Mark Fowler

NAME

Mac::Choose - make a choice with the choose command line util

SYNOPSIS

   use Mac::Choose qw(choose);
   my $color = choose qw(
          red
          orange
          yellow
          green
          blue
          indigo
          violet
   ) or die "User canceled selection";

DESCRIPTION

choose is a commercial commandline utility for OS X from Tiny Robot Software that shows a simple fuzzy-matching GUI for selecting from one of several options.

   http://tinyrobotsoftware.com/choose/

This module is a really really thin wrapper around it that handles installing the command line utility and provides a function to do the shelling out to choose via IPC::Open2.

While installing this module installs a copy of choose, if you continue to use this code beyond the time unlimited trial you should purchase a license from Tiny Robot Software

  https://sites.fastspring.com/tinyrobotsoftware/instant/choose

Function

This module exports one function on request, or you can call it fully qualified.

choose @possibilities

Shows the GUI allowing the user to pick from the possibilities. Returns the selected option, or undef if the user canceled the selection (by hitting ESC / clicking outside the dialog.)

Configuring

This module uses the copy of choose distributed with the module distribution by default. If you've installed choose somewhere else and you want to use that, you can use the "$Mac::Choose: :executable_path" to override the path to the executable.

   local $Mac::Choose::executable_path = "/stuff/bin/choose";
   my $char = choose "Buffy","Willow","Xander","Tara","Oz";

BUGS

Bugs (and requests for new features) can be reported though the CPAN RT system: http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Mac-Choose

Alternatively, you can simply fork this project on github and send me pull requests. Please see http://github.com/2shortplanks/Mac-Choose

AUTHOR

Written by Mark Fowler <mark@twoshortplanks.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright Mark Fowler 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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

The choose command line utility itself is copyright Tiny Robot Software. Neither Mark Fowler nor this Perl library is associated with the choose command line utility or Tiny Robot Software (though Tiny Robot Software did give permission for choose to be distributed with this module when asked.)

SEE ALSO

http://tinyrobotsoftware.com/choose/