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NAME ^

Shell::Autobox - pipe Perl strings through shell commands

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Shell::Autobox qw(xmllint);

    my $xml = '<foo bar="baz"><bar /><baz /></foo>';
    my $pretty = $xml->xmllint('--format -');

DESCRIPTION ^

Shell::Autobox provides an easy way to pipe Perl strings through shell commands. Commands passed as arguments to the use Shell::Autobox statement are installed as subroutines in the calling package, and that package is then registered as the handler for methods called on ordinary (i.e. non-reference) scalars.

When a method corresponding to a registered command is called on a scalar, the scalar is passed as the command's standard input; additional arguments are passed through as a space-delimited list of options, and - if no error occurs - the command's standard output is returned. This can then be piped into other commands.

The registered methods can also be called as regular functions e.g.

    use Shell::Autobox qw(cut);

    my $bar = cut("foo:bar:baz", "-d':' -f2");

EXPORT

None by default.

SEE ALSO ^

AUTHOR ^

chocolateboy <chocolate@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright (c) 2005-2018 by chocolateboy

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.6 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

VERSION ^

0.40.0

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