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David F. Houghton

NAME

TPath::Forester::File::Node - represents file and its metadata

VERSION

version 0.003

SYNOPSIS

  use feature 'say';
  use TPath::Forester::File qw(tff);
  
  my $file = tff->wrap('some_file.txt');     # use wrap, not new
  my $text = $file->text;
  say $file->is_binary ? 'yes' : 'no';       # no  
  my @lines = $file->lines;

DESCRIPTION

TPath::Forester::File::Node represents files as objects that know their place in the directory tree. The class caches most file attributes -- not file contents.

ATTRIBUTES

real

Whether such a file exists in the file system.

broken

True if stat called on the file returns the empty list.

name

The file or directory's name.

parent

The file's basedir. This is also a TPath::Forester::File::Node.

user

The user name corresonding to the file owner's uid.

group

The group name corresonding to the file's gid.

is_root

Whether this file represents the file system's root directory.

encoding

Character encoding lazily set using the node's encoding_detector.

METHODS

text

Retrieves the file's text. Note: this is not an accessor; the file's text is not stored but retrieved anew every time text is invoked. If it is possible to determine the file's encoding using Encode::Detect::Detector, this character set will be used for decoding.

If the file cannot be opened for reading, the method quietly returns, setting $@ with an appropriate error message.

octets

Retrieve's the file's bytes. Note: this is not an accessor. Every time this method is invoked the bytes are read anew from the file system.

If the file cannot be opened for reading, the method quietly returns, setting $@ with an appropriate error message.

lines

Returns the files text, if it is a text file, as a list of lines minus endline characters.

compare($other, [$swapped])

Object comparison method. This method requires that the other be an object of type TPath::Forester::File::Node, sorting such objects before all else. Otherwise it uses <cmp> on the stringification of the two objects.

AUTHOR

David F. Houghton <dfhoughton@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by David F. Houghton.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.