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NAME ^

WebService::NZBMatrix

VERSION ^

Version 0.002

SYNOPSIS ^

    use WebService::NZBMatrix;

    my $api = API::NZBMatrix->new(
        'username' => 'myuser',
        'apikey'   => 'myapikey',
    );

    my @search_results = $api->search('search term');
    
    for my $result (@search_results) {
        my $id = $result->{'NZBID'};
        
        unless ( $api->bookmark($id) ) {
            my $error = $api->error();
            warn "$error\n" if $error;
        }
    }

DESCRIPTION ^

Object oriented interface to the NZBMatrix APIs

ERROR HANDLING ^

With the exception of the constructor ( new() ), which will die if arguments are invalid, all other methods will, if there are any issues, set an error that is retrievable via the error() method and return undef.

For example of how to best manage error detection please see the doc for the error() method below.

METHODS ^

new

    # Arguments as a list of arguments
    $api = WebService::NZBMatrix->new( 
        'username' => 'nzbmatrix_user',
        'apikey'   => 'nzbmatrix_apikey',
        'ssl'      => 1, #OPTIONAL
    );

    # Arguments as a hash ref    
    %opts_hash = (
        'username' => 'nzbmatrix_user',
        'apikey'   => 'nzbmatrix_apikey',
        'ssl'      => 1, #OPTIONAL
    );
    $api = WebService::NZBMatrix->new( 
        \%opts_hash    
    );

Accepts one argument which may be a hash reference or list of arguments arranged 'key', 'value' containing the keys 'username' being the username for your NZBmarix login for your account, and 'apikey' being the api key corresponding to that account. The hash ref can also contain the key 'ssl' with any true value to enable the use of ssl/https when communicating with the APIs.

Returns an object setup with your NZBMatric authentication details.

account

The account method takes no arguments and uses the username and apikey supplied during construction to retrieve some details of the account. Returns a hash reference or list depending on the calling context:

    $account_details = $api->account();
    %account_details = $api->account();

The returned hash looks like:

    {
          'API_DAILY_DOWNLOAD' => '0', #Downloads via API for the day 
          'USERID' => '12345',         #Account ID
          'API_DAILY_RATE' => '28',    #API calls for the hour
          'USERNAME' => 'username'     #Username on the site.
    }

bookmark

The bookmark method allows you to add or remove bookmarks. It accepts either a single scalar value which will be the ID of an NZB or a hash ref containing the options applicable to this API function. In the case of a hash ref, the nzb_id is mandatory, the rest is optional.

    # As a single scalar
    $success = $api->bookmark('12345');
    
    # As a list of attributes
    $success = $api->bookmark(
            nzb_id => '12345',
            action => ('add'|'remove'), #defaults to 'add'
    );
    
    # Options supplied in a hash ref.
    %opts_hash = ( 'nzb_id' => '1234', 
                   'action' => ('add'|'remove'), 
                 );
    $success = $api->bookmark( \%opts_hash );

Returns true (1) if successful, undef if there is an error.

details

The details method retrieves the details of a specifc NZB given its ID. Accepts a single scalar argument being the ID of the NZB to be queried.

Returns a hash reference or list depending on the calling context:

    $details = $api->details('12345');
    %details = $api->details('12345');

Return hash is in the form:

    {
        'NZBID'       => '444027',                    # NZB ID On Site
        'NZBNAME'     => 'mandriva linux 2009',       # NZB Name On Site
        'LINK'        => 'nzbmatrix.com/nzb-details.php?id=444027&hit=1', # Link To NZB Details Page
        'SIZE'        => '1469988208.64',             # Size in bytes
        'INDEX_DATE'  => '2009-02-14 09:08:55',       # Indexed By Site (Date/Time GMT)
        'USENET_DATE' => '2009-02-12 2:48:47',        # Posted To Usenet (Date/Time GMT)
        'CATEGORY'    => 'TV: SD',                    # NZB Post Category
        'GROUP'       => 'alt.binaries.linux',        # Usenet Newsgroup
        'COMMENTS'    => '0',                         # Number Of Comments Posted (Broken: always 0)
        'HITS'        => '0',                         # Number Of Hits (Views) (Broken: always 0)
        'NFO'         => 'yes',                       # NFO Present
        'WEBLINK'     => 'http://linux.org',          # HTTP Link To Attached Website
        'LANGUAGE'    => 'English',                   # Language Attached From Our Index
        'IMAGE'       => 'http://linux.org/logo.gif', # HTTP Link To Attached Image
        'REGION'      => '0',                         # Region Coding
    }

download

The details method retrieves the NZB given its ID. Accepts a single scalar argument being the ID of the NZB to be downloaded or a hash ref containing the keys 'nzb_id' being the ID of the NZB to download and an optional 'file' key containing a file name to write the NZB contents to. In either case, if no 'file' is supplied the NZB contents are returned as a scalar string.

If 'file' is supplied, the return values is 1/true.

    # NZB ID supplied as a scalar
    $nzb = $api->download('12345');
    
    # Options supplied as a list of arguments.
    $success = $api->download(
            'nzb_id' => '12345',
            'file'   => '/path/to/file.nzb',
    );
    
    # Options supplied in a hash ref.
    %opts_hash = ( 'nzb_id'   => '12345', 
                   'file' => '/some/file.nzb', 
                 );
    $success = $api->download( \%opts_hash );

Note that if the file already exists, an error will be set and undef returned. If 'file' contains a directory path (full or relative) and the directory doesn't exist, we won't create it here. An error will be set and undef returned.

search

The search method accepts either a single scalar that will be used as the search term and all other options will be the default as set by the API or a single hash ref allowing the full compliment of options to be set in which case 'search_term' is mandatory, the rest are optional.

    # Scalar supplied search term
    $search_results = $api->search('A search term');
    
    # Options supplied as a list of elements
    $search_results = $api->search( 
            'search_term'  => 'A search term',
            'category'     => 'NZBMatrix search category'
            'max_results'  => 10, # number
            'max_age'      => 10, # number of days
            'region'       => ('PAL'|'NTSC'|'FREE'),
            'news_group'   => 'Name of news group', #NOT VALIDATED
            'min_size'     => 10, # number of MB
            'max_size'     => 10, # number of MB
            'english_only' => (1|0),
            'search_field' => ('name'|'subject'|'weblink'),
    );
    
    # Options supplied in a hash ref.
    %opts_hash = ( 'search_term' => 'something', 
                   'category'    => 'Everything,
                   ... 
                 );
    $search_results = $api->search( \%opts_hash );

The API documentation also includes reference to min and max hits however it appears that this info is not included in the API data at this point in time and results always show 0 hits.

Returns a list of hash references each hash containing the details of each result. Example:

    {
        'NZBID'       => '444027',                    # NZB ID On Site
        'NZBNAME'     => 'mandriva linux 2009',       # NZB Name On Site
        'LINK'        => 'nzbmatrix.com/nzb-details.php?id=444027&hit=1', # Link To NZB Details Page
        'SIZE'        => '1469988208.64',             # Size in bytes
        'INDEX_DATE'  => '2009-02-14 09:08:55',       # Indexed By Site (Date/Time GMT)
        'USENET_DATE' => '2009-02-12 2:48:47',        # Posted To Usenet (Date/Time GMT)
        'CATEGORY'    => 'TV: SD',                    # NZB Post Category
        'GROUP'       => 'alt.binaries.linux',        # Usenet Newsgroup
        'COMMENTS'    => '0',                         # Number Of Comments Posted (Broken: always 0)
        'HITS'        => '0',                         # Number Of Hits (Views) (Broken: always 0)
        'NFO'         => 'yes',                       # NFO Present
        'WEBLINK'     => 'http://linux.org',          # HTTP Link To Attached Website
        'LANGUAGE'    => 'English',                   # Language Attached From Our Index
        'IMAGE'       => 'http://linux.org/logo.gif', # HTTP Link To Attached Image
        'REGION'      => '0',                         # Region Coding
    }

Valid categories are:

    Everything
    Movies: ALL             TV: ALL             Documentaries: ALL
    Movies: DVD             TV: DVD (Image)     Documentaries: STD 
    Movies: Divx/Xvid       TV: SD              Documentaries: HD  
    Movies: BRRip           TV: HD (x264)  
    Movies: HD (x264)       TV: HD (Image)      Anime: ALL  
    Movies: HD (Image)      TV: Sport/Ent       
    Movies: Other           TV: Other           Other: ALL
                                                Other: Audio Books  
    Games: ALL              Apps: ALL           Other: Radio  
    Games: PC               Apps: PC            Other: E-Books  
    Games: PS2              Apps: Mac           Other: Images  
    Games: PS3              Apps: Portable      Other: Android  
    Games: PSP              Apps: Linux         Other: iOS/iPhone  
    Games: Xbox             Apps: Other         Other: Other  
    Games: Xbox360                              Other: Extra Pars/Fills
    Games: Xbox360 (Other)  Music: ALL          
    Games: Wii              Music: MP3 Albums   
    Games: Wii VC           Music: MP3 Singles  
    Games: DS               Music: Lossless  
    Games: Other            Music: DVD  
                            Music: Video  
                            Music: Other

Valid regions are:

    PAL
    NTSC
    FREE

Valid search fields are:

    name
    subject
    weblink

site_status

The site_status method downloads the site status page at http://nzbmatrix.info/ and attempts to find the status of the various components for which they provide statuses.

The page also may have a notice of some kind that provides important information outside of the normal components being online/offline.

The method needs no arguments and returns a scalar containing a reference to a hash or a list depending on the calling context.

    $status = $api->site_status();
    %status = $api->site_status();

The return hash looks like:

    {
        'NZBxxx RSS'       => 'Online',
        'NZBMatrix API'    => 'Online',
        'Payment Gateways' => 'Online',
        'NZBMatrix'        => 'Online',
        'Notice'           => 'Issues on RSS and bookmark is Offline ATM',
        'NZBxxx API'       => 'Online',
        'NZBxxx'           => 'Online',
        'NZBMatrix RSS'    => 'Online'
    }

error

The error method can be used to retrive the last error that occured. All methods that fail, will set an error retrivable by this method, and then return undef.

Therefore it is good practice to check for a positive result for each method call and then call error() if the result is 'false'.

Eg:

    $success = $api->bookmark('12345');
    unless ($success) {
        $error = $api->error();
        print $error if $error;
    }

Retrieving the error will clear the error meaning that a subsequent call will return undef.

AUTHOR ^

Chris Portman <chrisportman@internode.net.au>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2012 by Chris Portman.

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

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