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NAME ^

File::Patch::Undoable - Patch a file, with undo support

VERSION ^

This document describes version 0.04 of File::Patch::Undoable (from Perl distribution File-Patch-Undoable), released on 2014-05-28.

FUNCTIONS ^

patch(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Patch a file, with undo support.

On do, will patch file with the supplied patch. On undo, will apply the reverse of the patch.

Note: Symlink is currently not permitted (except for the patch file). Patching is currently done with the patch program.

Unfixable state: file does not exist or not a regular file (directory and symlink included), patch file does not exist or not a regular file (but symlink allowed).

Fixed state: file exists, patch file exists, and patch has been applied.

Fixable state: file exists, patch file exists, and patch has not been applied.

This function is idempotent (repeated invocations with same arguments has the same effect as single invocation). This function supports transactions.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

Special arguments:

Return value:

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

FAQ ^

Why use the patch program? Why not use a Perl module like Text::Patch?

The patch program has many nice features that Text::Patch lacks, e.g. applying reverse patch (needed to check fixed state and to undo), autodetection of patch type, ignoring whitespace and fuzz factor, etc.

KNOWN ISSUES ^

SEE ALSO ^

Rinci::Transaction

Text::Patch, PatchReader, Text::Patch::Rred

HOMEPAGE ^

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/File-Patch-Undoable.

SOURCE ^

Source repository is at https://github.com/sharyanto/perl-File-Patch-Undoable.

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=File-Patch-Undoable

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR ^

Steven Haryanto <stevenharyanto@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Steven Haryanto.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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