Prompt::Timeout - prompt() with auto-selecting default value in case of inactivity
use Prompt::Timeout; my $res = prompt ( $question, $default, $timeout );
This module provides only one function, prompt(), and it's exported by default.
my $res = prompt ( $question, $default, $timeout );
Prints a $question and waits for the input. If no keys are pressed during $timeout seconds, $default is assumed. When pressing just Enter key, $default is assumed. If prompt() detects that it is not running interactively, $default will be used without prompting too.
If you want to disable inactivity timer if any key is pressed during prompt(), you can invoke it with another optional parameter:
my $res = prompt ( $question, $default, $timeout, 1 );
Once a key is pressed, inactivity timer is disabled.
When $timeout value is omitted, it assumes 60 seconds.
Serguei Trouchelle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Prompt::Timeout uses partial code from ExtUtils::MakeMaker module.
Copyright (c) 2008-2010 Serguei Trouchelle. All rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.