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NAME ^

Config::Model::Instance - Instance of configuration tree

VERSION ^

version 2.088

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Config::Model;
 use File::Path ;

 # setup a dummy popcon conf file
 my $wr_dir = '/tmp/etc/';
 my $conf_file = "$wr_dir/popularity-contest.conf" ;

 unless (-d $wr_dir) {
     mkpath($wr_dir, { mode => 0755 }) 
       || die "can't mkpath $wr_dir: $!";
 }
 open(my $conf,"> $conf_file" ) || die "can't open $conf_file: $!";
 $conf->print( qq!MY_HOSTID="aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"\n!,
   qq!PARTICIPATE="yes"\n!,
   qq!USEHTTP="yes" # always http\n!,
   qq!DAY="6"\n!);
 $conf->close ;

 my $model = Config::Model->new;

 # PopCon model is provided. Create a new Config::Model::Instance object
 my $inst = $model->instance (root_class_name   => 'PopCon',
                              root_dir          => '/tmp',
                             );
 my $root = $inst -> config_root ;

 print $root->describe;

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides an object that holds a configuration tree.

CONSTRUCTOR ^

An instance object is created by calling instance method on an existing model. This model can be specified by its application name:

 my $inst = $model->instance (
   # run 'cme list' to get list of applications
   application => 'foo',
   # optional
   instance_name => 'test1'
 );

 my $inst = $model->instance (
   root_class_name => 'SomeRootClass',
   instance_name => 'test1'
 );

The directory (or directories) holding configuration files is specified within the configuration model. For test purpose you can change the "root" directory with root_dir parameter:

root_dir

Pseudo root directory where to read and write configuration files. Configuration directory specified in model or with config_dir option is appended to this root directory

config_dir

Directory to read or write configuration file. This parameter must be supplied if not provided by the configuration model.

backend

Specify which backend to use. See "write_back ( ... )" for details

skip_read

DEPRECATED. When set, configuration files are not read when creating configuration tree.

check

Specify whether to check value while reading config files. Either:

yes

Check value and throws an error for bad values.

skip

Check value and skip bad value.

no

Do not check.

on_change_cb

Call back this function whenever notify_change is called. Called with arguments: name => <root node element name>, index => <index_value>

on_message_cb

Call back this function when show_message is called. By default, messages are displayed on STDOUT.

error_paths

Returns a list of tree items that currently have an error.

error_messages

Returns a list of error messages from the tree content.

Note that the root directory specified within the configuration model is overridden by root_dir parameter.

If you need to load configuration data that are not correct, you can use force_load => 1. Then, wrong data are discarded (equivalent to check = 'no'> ).

METHODS ^

Manage configuration data

modify ( ... )

Calls "load(...)" and then "save".

Takes the same parameter as load plus force_write to force saving configuration file even if no value was modified (default is 0)

load ( ... )

Load configuration tree with configuration data. See "load ( ... )" in Config::Model::Loader for parameters. Returns <$self>.

save ( ... )

Save the content of the configuration tree to configuration files. (alias to write_back)

config_root()

Returns the root object of the configuration tree.

apply_fixes

Scan the tree and apply fixes that are attached to warning specifications. See warn_if_match or warn_unless_match in "" in Config::Model::Value.

needs_save

Returns 1 (or more) if the instance contains data that needs to be saved. I.e some change were done in the tree that needs to be saved.

list_changes

In list context, returns a array ref of strings describing the changes. In scalar context, returns a big string. Useful to print.

say_changes

Print all changes on STDOUT and return the list of changes.

has_warning

Returns the number of warning found in the elements of this configuration instance.

update( quiet => (0|1), %args )

Try to run update command on all nodes of the configuration tree. Node without update method are ignored. update prints a message otherwise (unless quiet is true).

searcher ( )

Returns an object dedicated to search an element in the configuration model (respecting privilege level).

This method returns a Config::Model::Searcher object. See Config::Model::Searcher for details on how to handle a search.

iterator

This method returns a Config::Model::Iterator object. See Config::Model::Iterator for details.

Arguments are explained in Config::Model::Iterator constructor arguments.

application

Returns the application name of the instance. (E.g popcon, dpkg ...)

wizard_helper ( ... )

Deprecated. Call "iterator" instead.

Internal methods ^

name()

Returns the instance name.

read_check()

Returns which kind of check is performed while reading configuration files. (see check parameter in "CONSTRUCTOR" section)

show_message( string )

Display the message on STDOUT unless a custom function was passed to on_message_cb parameter.

reset_config

Destroy current configuration tree (with data) and returns a new tree with data (and annotations) loaded from disk.

config_model()

Returns the model (Config::Model object) of the configuration tree.

annotation_saver()

Returns the object loading and saving annotations. See Config::Model::Annotation for details.

preset_start ()

All values stored in preset mode are shown to the user as default values. This feature is useful to enter configuration data entered by an automatic process (like hardware scan)

preset_stop ()

Stop preset mode

preset ()

Get preset mode

preset_clear()

Clear all preset values stored.

layered_start ()

All values stored in layered mode are shown to the user as default values. This feature is useful to enter configuration data entered by an automatic process (like hardware scan)

layered_stop ()

Stop layered mode

layered ()

Get layered mode

layered_clear()

Clear all layered values stored.

get_data_mode

Returns 'normal' or 'preset' or 'layered'. Does not take into account initial_load.

initial_load_stop ()

Stop initial_load mode. Instance is built with initial_load as 1. Read backend clears this value once the first read is done.

initial_load ()

Get initial_load mode

data( kind, [data] )

The data method provide a way to store some arbitrary data in the instance object.

Auto read and write feature ^

Usually, a program based on config model must first create the configuration model, then load all configuration data.

This feature enables you to declare with the model a way to load configuration data (and to write it back). See Config::Model::BackendMgr for details.

backend()

Get the preferred backend method for this instance (as passed to the constructor).

root_dir()

Returns root directory where configuration data is read from or written to.

register_write_back ( node_location )

Register a node path that is called back with write_back method.

notify_change

Notify that some data has changed in the tree. See "notify_change(...)" in Config::Model::AnyThing for more details.

write_back ( ... )

In summary, save the content of the configuration tree to configuration files.

In more details, write_back trie to run all subroutines registered with register_write_back to write the configuration information until one succeeds (returns true). (See Config::Model::BackendMgr for details).

You can specify here a pseudo root directory or another config directory to write configuration data back with root and config_dir parameters. This overrides the model specifications.

You can force to use a backend by specifying backend => xxx. For instance, backend => 'augeas' or backend => 'custom'.

You can force to use all backend to write the files by specifying backend => 'all'.

write_back croaks if no write call-back are known.

AUTHOR ^

Dominique Dumont, (ddumont at cpan dot org)

SEE ALSO ^

Config::Model, Config::Model::Node, Config::Model::Loader, Config::Model::Searcher, Config::Model::Value,

AUTHOR ^

Dominique Dumont

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is Copyright (c) 2005-2016 by Dominique Dumont.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999
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