Benjamin Kendinibilir > Device-USB-PanicButton-0.04 > Device::USB::PanicButton

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NAME ^

Device::USB::PanicButton - interface to USB Panic Button

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Device::USB::PanicButton;

    my $pbutton = Device::USB::PanicButton->new();

    if(!$pbutton || $pbutton->error()) {
        printf(STDERR "FATAL: ". $pbutton->error() ."\n");
        exit(-1);
    }

    while(1) {
        my $result = $pbutton->pressed();

        if($result == 1) {
            printf("PANIC ;)\n");
        } elsif($result < 0) {
            printf(STDERR "WARN: ". $pbutton->error() ."\n");
        }       

        sleep(1);
    }

DESCRIPTION ^

This implements a basic interface to the toy USB Panic Button by reading out the button status.

http://www.firebox.com/product/1742/USB-Panic-Button

It has three methods - new(), error() and pressed().

new() returns always an object - you have to check for errors with error().

error() returns a scalar with an error message, if something hit an error.

pressed() returns:

   -1, if something went wrong during reading the device.
    0, if the button was not pressed.
    1, if the button was pressed since last read process.

REQUIREMENTS ^

   libusb -> http://libusb.sourceforge.net
   Device::USB -> http://search.cpan.org/search?query=Device-USB

MORE DOCUMENTATION ^

see README for complete install instruction for Debian Etch.

AUTHOR ^

Benjamin Kendinibilir <cpan at kendinibilir.de>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2008 by Benjamin Kendinibilir. All Rights Reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

SEE ALSO ^

Device::USB

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