Shell::Autobox - pipe Perl values through shell commands
use Shell::Autobox qw(xmllint); my $xml = '<foo bar="baz"><bar /><baz /></foo>'; my $pretty = $xml->xmllint('--format -');
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');
None by default.
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.