NAME

Meta::Compress::Bzip2 - extend Compress::Bzip2 to give higher level services.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2001, 2002 Mark Veltzer; All rights reserved.

LICENSE

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

DETAILS

        MANIFEST: Bzip2.pm
        PROJECT: meta
        VERSION: 0.01

SYNOPSIS

        package foo;
        use Meta::Compress::Bzip2 qw();
        my($object)=Meta::Compress::Bzip2->new();
        my($result)=$object->method();

DESCRIPTION

This class is here to extend Compress::Bzip2 which has two major issues: 1. It's documentation is lacking (it only documents two methods: compress and decompress) and refers the reader to the bzip2 libraries API which I could only get out of the appropriate h file (/usr/include/bzlib.h). 2. It doesnt have file to file compressing which is the most common use of such a library.

FUNCTIONS

        FileToFileCompress($$)
        TEST($)

FUNCTION DOCUMENTATION

FileToFileCompress($$)

This method receives a source file and a destination file and compresses the source file into the destination file. The source file is NOT removed at the end of the compression process. The method just reads the input file a small chunk at a time and feeds the Compress::Bzip2 compressor which slowly writes the output.

TEST($)

This is a testing suite for the Meta::Compress::Bzip2 module. This test is should be run by a higher level management system at integration or release time or just as a regular routine to check that all is well.

SUPER CLASSES

None.

BUGS

None.

AUTHOR

        Name: Mark Veltzer
        Email: mailto:veltzer@cpan.org
        WWW: http://www.veltzer.org
        CPAN id: VELTZER

HISTORY

        0.00 MV move tests to modules
        0.01 MV md5 issues

SEE ALSO

Meta::IO::File(3), strict(3)

TODO

Nothing.