Parse::Netstat - Parse the output of "netstat" command


This document describes version 0.12 of Parse::Netstat (from Perl distribution Parse-Netstat), released on 2015-09-03.


 use Parse::Netstat qw(parse_netstat);
 my $res = parse_netstat(output => join("", `netstat -anp`), flavor=>'linux');


Parse::Netstat::* for per-flavor notes and sample outputs.

App::ParseNetstat provides a CLI for this module.


parse_netstat(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Parse the output of "netstat" command.


This program support several flavors of netstat. The default flavor is C<linux>.
Use C<--flavor> to select which flavor you want.

Since different flavors provide different fields and same-named fields might contain data in different format, and also not all kinds of possible output from a single flavor are supported, please see the sample parse output for each flavor (in corresponding Parse::Netstat::* per-flavor module) you want to use and adjust accordingly.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • flavor => str (default: "linux")

    Flavor of netstat.

  • output* => str

    Output of netstat command.

    This function only parses program's output. You need to invoke "netstat" on your own.

  • tcp => bool (default: 1)

    Parse TCP connections.

  • udp => bool (default: 1)

    Parse UDP connections.

  • unix => bool (default: 1)

    Parse Unix socket connections.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)


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