NAME

Data::Collector::App - An application implementation for Data::Collector

VERSION

version 0.15

SYNOPSIS

    use Data::Collector::App;

    my $collector = Data::Collector::App->new_with_options();
    $collector->run();

This module integrates all the checks and logics of an application.

It supports getopt command line parsing and optional configuration files.

Using this implementation, one can write an application.

ATTRIBUTES

configfile

An optional configuration file. If it exists, it is read and used for the value of the rest of these attributes (if they are present in the file).

Default: /etc/data_collector.yaml.

engine

Type of engine (OpenSSH, for example).

engine_args

Any additional arguments the engine might want.

format

Type of serialization (JSON or YAML, for example).

format_args

Any additional arguments the serializer might want.

info_args

Any additional arguments the Info module might want.

You generally don't want to play with it, trust me.

output

A file to output to. If one is not provided, it will output the serialized result to stdout.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

new

Creates a new instance of the application interface. This is the clean way of doing it. You would probably prefer new_with_options described below.

new_with_options

The same as new, only it parses command line arguments and takes care of reading a configuration file (if the correct argument for it is provided).

run

Runs the application: starts a new collector, collects the informtion and - depending on the options - either outputs the result to the screen or to a file.

BUILD

Subroutine run after initialization. Used to create the info_args attribute for the main Data::Collector.

AUTHOR

Sawyer X <xsawyerx@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Sawyer X.

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