WebService::Linode::Base - Perl Interface to the API.


This module provides a simple OOish interface to the API.

Example usage:

    use WebService::Linode::Base;

    my $api = WebService::Linode::Base->new(apikey => 'mmmcake');
    my $data = $api->do_request( api_action => 'domains.list' );



All methods take the same parameters as the Linode API itself does. Field names should be lower cased. All caps fields from the Linode API will be lower cased before returning the data.

Accepts a hash as an argument. apikey is the only required parameter specifying your Linode API key.

Errors mirror the perl DBI error handling method. $WebService::Linode::Base::err and ::errstr will be populated with the last error number and string that occurred. All errors generated within the module are currently error code -1. By default, will warn on errors as well, pass a true value for fatal to die instead, or nowarn to prevent the warnings.

verbose is 0-10 with 10 being the most and 0 being none

useragent if passed gets passed on to the LWP::UserAgent agent method to set a custom user agent header on HTTP requests.

apiurl if passed overides the default URL for API requests. You may also use the environment variable LINODE_API_URL. If set, the environment variable supersedes any apiurl argument supplied to the constructor, useful for testing.


Sends a request to the API, takes a hash of name=>value pairs. Returns an HTTP::Response object.


Takes an HTTP::Response object and parses the API response returning just the DATA section.


Executes the send_request method, parses the response with the parse_response method and returns the data.


Takes same arguments as send_request, but queues the request to be handled by a single batch request later.


Returns list of queued requests.


Clears batch request queue.


Sends queued items in a batch request. Takes an optional number of items to send in the batch request, defaulting to all queued requests. Returns an api reponse for each batch item.


Takes one optional argument, an apikey that if passed replaces the key currently in use. Returns the current (or new) apikey.

Returns the apikey


Michael Greb, <>


This module does not yet support the Linode API batch method, patches welcome.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-webservice-linode at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc WebService::Linode::Base

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Copyright 2008-2014 Michael Greb, all rights reserved.

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