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NAME ^

POE::Component::DirWatch - POE directory watcher

SYNOPSIS ^

  use POE::Component::DirWatch;

  my $watcher = POE::Component::DirWatch->new
    (
     alias      => 'dirwatch',
     directory  => '/some_dir',
     filter     => sub { $_[0]->is_file ? $_[0] =~ /\.gz$/ : 1 },
     dir_callback  => sub{ ... },
     file_callback => sub{ ... },
     interval   => 1,
    );

  $poe_kernel->run;

DESCRIPTION ^

POE::Component::DirWatch watches a directory for files or directories. Upon finding either it will invoke a user-supplied callback function depending on whether the item is a file or directory.

ASYNCHRONOUS IO SUPPORT ^

This object supports asynchronous IO access using IO::AIO. At load time, the class will detect whether IO::AIO is present in the host system and, if it is present, apply the POE::Component::DirWatch::Role::AIO role to the current class, adding the aio attribute, the <aio_callback> event, and replacing _poll with an asynchronous version. If you do not wish to use AIO you can specify so with he no_aio flag like this:

    use POE::Component::DirWatch (no_aio => 1);

ATTRIBUTES ^

alias

Read only alias for the DirWatch session. Defaults to dirwatch if not specified. You can NOT rename a session at runtime.

directory

Read-write, required. A Path::Class::Dir object for the directory watched. Automatically coerces strings into Path::Class::Dir objects.

interval

Required read-write integer representing interval between the end of a poll event and the scheduled start of the next. Defaults to 1.

file_callback

has_file_callback - predicate
clear_file_callback - clearer

Optional read-write code reference to call when a file is found. The code reference will passed a single argument, a Path::Class::File object representing the file found. It usually makes most sense to process the file and remove it from the directory to avoid duplicate processing

dir_callback

has_dir_callback - predicate
clear_dir_callback - clearer

Optional read-write code reference to call when a directory is found. The code reference will passed a single argument, a Path::Class::Dir object representing the directory found.

filter

has_filter - predicate
clear_filter - clearer

An optional read-write code reference that, if present, will be called for each item in the watched directory. The code reference will passed a single argument, a Path::Class::File or Path::Class::Dir object representing the file/dir found. The code should return true if the callback should be called and false if the file should be ignored.

next_poll

has_next_poll - predicate
clear_next_poll - clearer

The ID of the alarm for the next scheduled poll, if any. Has clearer and predicate methods named clear_next_poll and has_next_poll. Please note that clearing the next_poll just clears the next poll id, it does not remove the alarm, please use pause for that.

OBJECT METHODS ^

new( \%attrs)

  See SYNOPSIS and ATTRIBUTES.

session

Returns a reference to the actual POE session. Please avoid this unless you are subclassing. Even then it is recommended that it is always used as $watcher->session->method because copying the object reference around could create a problem with lingering references.

pause [$until]

Synchronous call to _pause. This just posts an immediate _pause event to the kernel.

resume [$when]

Synchronous call to _resume. This just posts an immediate _resume event to the kernel.

shutdown

Convenience method that posts a FIFO shutdown event.

meta

See Moose;

EVENT HANDLING METHODS ^

These methods are not part of the public interface of this class, and expect to be called from whithin POE with the standard positional arguments. Use them at your own risk.

_start

Runs when $poe_kernel->run is called to set the session's alias and schedule the first poll event.

_poll

Triggered by the poll event this is the re-occurring action. _poll will use get a list of all items in the directory and call the appropriate callback.

_file_callback

Will execute the file_callback code reference, if any.

_pause [$until]

Triggered by the _pause event this method will remove the alarm scheduling the next directory poll. It takes an optional argument of $until, which dictates when the polling should begin again. If $until is an integer smaller than the result of time() it will treat $until as the number of seconds to wait before polling. If $until is an integer larger than the result of time() it will treat $until as an epoch timestamp.

     #these two are the same thing
     $watcher->pause( time() + 60);
     $watcher->pause( 60 );

     #this is one also the same
     $watcher->pause;
     $watcher->resume( 60 );

_resume [$when]

Triggered by the _resume event this method will remove the alarm scheduling the next directory poll (if any) and schedule a new poll alarm. It takes an optional argument of $when, which dictates when the polling should begin again. If $when is an integer smaller than the result of time() it will treat $until as the number of seconds to wait before polling. If $until is an integer larger than the result of time() it will treat $when as an epoch timestamp and schedule the poll alarm accordingly. If not specified, the alarm will be scheduled with a delay of zero.

_shutdown

Delete the heap, remove the alias we are using and remove all set alarms.

BUILD

Constructor. create()s a POE::Session.

TODO ^

More examples
More tests
ChangeNotify support (patches welcome!)

SEE ALSO ^

POE::Session, POE::Component, Moose, POE,

The git repository for this project can be found in on github, http://github.com/arcanez/poe-component-dirwatch/

AUTHOR ^

Guillermo Roditi, <groditi@cpan.org>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-poe-component-dirwatch at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=POE-Component-DirWatch. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

#poe & #moose on irc.perl.org
Matt S Trout
Rocco Caputo
Charles Reiss
Stevan Little
Eric Cholet

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2006-2008 Guillermo Roditi. This is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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