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NAME

Shell::Autobox - pipe Perl values through shell commands

SYNOPSIS

    use Shell::Autobox qw(xmllint);

    my $xml = '<foo bar="baz"><bar /><baz /></foo>';
    my $pretty = $xml->xmllint('--format -');

DESCRIPTION

Shell::Autobox provides an easy way to pipe Perl values through shell commands. Commands passed as arguments to the use Shell::Autobox statement are installed as subroutines in the calling package, and that package is then registered as the handler for methods called on strings, numbers or arrayrefs.

When a registered command is called as a method, the value is passed as the command's standard input, additional arguments are passed to the command, and - if no error occurs - the command's standard output is returned. This can then be piped into other commands.

The registered methods can also be called as regular functions, e.g.:

    use Shell::Autobox qw(cut);

    my $bar = cut('foo:bar:baz', '-d:', '-f2');

EXPORT

None by default.

VERSION

2.0.1

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

chocolateboy <chocolate@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2005-2021 by chocolateboy.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.