Balaji Ramasubramanian

NAME

    Opt - Get command line options and their values

DESCRIPTION

    This module allows you to read command-line options and their values.

    This module can handle any command-line interface.

SYNOPSIS

    use Opt;
    use strict;

    my ($error, $opt1, $opt2, $opt3, @info) = &Opt::GetOpt("-opt1:b, -opt2:s=string2, -opt3:s", "req 1, xor 2 3", @ARGV);
    if ($error) {
        print "Errors detected in specifying options.\nUsage:<usage string>";
    } else {
        ### Rest of the code
        if ($opt1) {
            if ($info[1]==1) {
                ### If the value is a default value
                print "Default value for opt2 is taken\n";
            } elsif ($info[1]==3) {
                ### If the value is not default
                print "Non-default value as given = $opt2";
            }
        }
    }

INSTALLATION

    The module can be installed using the standard Perl procedure:

        perl Makefile.PL
        make
        make test       # No tests defined in the version 0.1.1
        make install    # You may need to be root
        make clean      # or make realclean

    Windows users without a working "make" can get nmake from:
        ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/nmake15.exe

USAGE

    The Synopsis above gives an example of how to use the perl module and the function GetOpt.
    In addition, extensive documentation is provided in the perl module itself. 
    The perl module can be usually found in the path /usr/lib/perl/5.8/ or /usr/lib/perl/5.8.8/ etc.

VERSION

    This is the 0.1.1 version distribution of the Opt.pm module

AUTHOR

    Balaji Ramasubramanian (balaji.ramasubramanian@gmail.com)

SUPPORT

    Of course, I'll welcome e-mails.
    And now, I have a website. If you have a question or suggestion, 
    please let me know.

    http://balaji.ramasubramanian.googlepages.com/