Author image J. J. Merelo-Guervós
and 1 contributors

NAME

GitHub::Actions - Work in GitHub Actions using Perl

VERSION

This document describes GitHub::Actions version 0.0.3

SYNOPSIS

    use GitHub::Actions;
    use v5.14;

    # %github contains all GITHUB_* environment variables
    for my $g (keys %github ) {
       say "GITHUB_$g -> ", $github{$g}
    }

    # Set step output
    set_output("FOO", "BAR");

    # Set environment variable value
    set_env("FOO", "BAR");

Install this module within a GitHub action

      . name: "Install GitHub::Actions"
        run: sudo cpan GitHub::Actions

(we need sudo since we're using the system Perl)

You can use this as a step

      - name: Test env variables
        shell: perl {0}
        run: |
          use GitHub::Actions;
          set_env( 'FOO', 'BAR');

DESCRIPTION

GitHub Actions include, by default, at least in its linux runners, a system Perl which you can use directly in your GitHub actions. This is a (for the time being) minimalistic module that tries to help a bit with that, by defining a few functions that will be useful when performing GitHub actions. Besides the system Perl, you can use any of the modules installed. You can install other modules via cpan or, preferably for speed, via the Ubuntu package (or equivalent)

Check out an example of using it in the repository

INTERFACE

set_env( $env_var_name, $env_var_value)

This is equivalent to setting an environment variable

set_output( $output_name, $output_value)

Equivalent to set_output

debug( $debug_message )

Equivalent to debug

error( $error_message )

Equivalent to error, prints an error message.

warning( $warning_message )

Equivalent to warning, simply prints a warning.

command_on_file( $error_message, $file, $line, $col )

Common code for error_on_file and warning_on_file. Can be used for any future commands.

error_on_file( $error_message, $file, $line, $col )

Equivalent to error, prints an error message with file and line info

warning_on_file( $warning_message, $file, $line, $col )

Equivalent to warning, prints an warning with file and line info.

set_failed( $error_message )

Exits with an error status of 1 after setting the error message.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

GitHub::Actions requires no configuration files or environment variables. Those set by GitHub Actions will only be available there, or if you set them explicitly. Remember that they will need to be set during the BEGIN phase to be available when this module loads.

    BEGIN {
      $ENV{'GITHUB_FOO'} = 'foo';
      $ENV{'GITHUB_BAR'} = 'bar';
    }

DEPENDENCIES

Intentionally, no dependencies are included.

INCOMPATIBILITIES

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to https://github.com/JJ/perl-GitHub-Actions/issues.

AUTHOR

JJ Merelo <jmerelo@CPAN.org>. Many thanks to RENEEB and Gabor Szabo for their help with test and metadata.

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2021, JJ Merelo <jmerelo@CPAN.org>. All rights reserved.

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

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