Nicolas Steenlant > Catmandu > Catmandu::Cmd

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Module Version: 1.0002   Source   Latest Release: Catmandu-1.0002_03

NAME ^

Catmandu::Cmd - A base class for extending the Catmandu command line

SYNOPSIS ^

  # to create a command:
  $ catmandu hello_world

  # you need a package:
  package Catmandu::Cmd::hello_world;
  use parent 'Catmandu::Cmd';

  sub command_opt_spec {
     (
         [ "greeting|g=s", "provide a greeting text" ],
     );
  }

  sub description {
     <<EOS;
  examples:

  catmandu hello_world --greeting "Hoi"

  options:
  EOS
  }

  sub command {
     my ($self, $opts, $args) = @_;
     my $greeting = $opts->greeting // 'Hello';
     print "$greeting, World!\n" 
  }

  =head1 NAME

  Catmandu::Cmd::hello_world - prints a funny line

  =cut

DESCRIPTION ^

Catmandu:Cmd is a base class to extend the commands that can be provided for the 'catmandu' command line tools. New catmandu commands should be defined in the Catmandu::Cmd namespace and extend Catmandu::Cmd.

Every command needs to implement 4 things:

  * command_opt_spec - which should return an array of command options with documentation
  * description - a long description of the command
  * command - the body which is executed 
  * head1 NAME - a short description of the command

METHODS ^

command_opt_spec()

This method should be overridden to provide option specifications. (This is list of arguments passed to describe_options from Getopt::Long::Descriptive, after the first.)

If not overridden, it returns an empty list.

descripton()

This method should return a string containing the long documentation of the command

command()

This method does whatever it is the command should do! It is passed a hash reference of the parsed command-line options and an array reference of left over arguments.

DOCUMENTATION ^

At least provide for every command a NAME documentation

SEE ALSO ^

Catmandu::Cmd::config , Catmandu::Cmd::convert , Catmandu::Cmd::count , Catmandu::Cmd::data , Catmandu::Cmd::delete , Catmandu::Cmd::export, Catmandu::Cmd::import , Catmandu::Cmd::move , Catmandu::Cmd::run

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