PAR::Repository::Client::Util - Small helper methods common to all implementations


  use PAR::Repository::Client;


This module implements small helper methods which are common to all PAR::Repository::Client implementations.


These private methods should not be relied upon from the outside of the module.


This is a private method. Callable as class or instance method.

Unzips the file given as first argument to the file given as second argument. If a third argument is used, the zip member of that name is extracted. If the zip member name is omitted, it is set to the target file name.

Returns the name of the unzipped file.


This is a private method.

Given a reference to a file handle or a file name, this method parses a checksum file and returns a hash reference associating file names with their base64 encoded MD5 hashes.


This module is directly related to the PAR project. You need to have basic familiarity with it. Its homepage is at

See PAR, PAR::Dist, PAR::Repository, etc.

PAR::Repository::Query implements the querying interface. The methods described in that module's documentation can be called on PAR::Repository::Client objects.

PAR::Repository implements the server side creation and manipulation of PAR repositories.

PAR::WebStart is doing something similar but is otherwise unrelated.


Steffen Mueller, <>


Copyright 2006-2009 by Steffen Mueller

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.6 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.