Author image Mathieu Alorent


Parse::cfggen - Parse the output of cfggen utility.


Version 0.01


Parse::cfggen parses the output of cfggen utility to allow programmatic access to the RAID configuration information provided by the cfggen utility on LSI RAID cards.

    use Parse::cfggen;

    my $cfggen = Parse::cfggen->new();

Run the cfggen tool directly to query the hardware (requires root):

    my $controllers = $cfggen->parse_config();

Parse a text file created already by running cfggen tool:

    my $controllers = $cfggen->parse_config_file("foo.txt");

Read from a file descriptor already opened by the program:

    my $controllers = $cfggen->parse_config_fh(\*STDIN);



Return an instance of the Parse::cfggen class that can be used to parse input in one of several ways.


Attempt to run the cfggen utility, and parse the output. This command actually uses parse_config_fh() after opening a pipe to the relevant command.

The commands that are actually run are approximately:

    cfggen LIST cfggen 0 DISPLAY cfggen 1 DISPLAY cfggen ... DISPLAY

This command requires root access, and Parse::cfggen makes no attempt to use sudo or any other method to gain root access. It is recommended to call your script which uses this module as root.

The parse_config_fh() and parse_config_file() will expect output equivalent to that from the above command.


Open and parse a file containing the output from cfggen.


Read from the file handle and parse it, returning a hash-of-hashes.


Mathieu Alorent, <kumy at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-parse-cfggen 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 Parse::cfggen

You can also look for information at:



Copyright 2012 Mathieu Alorent.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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This program is based on Parse::HP::ACU a work of Jeremy Cole.