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Manual Reference Pages  - Dpkg::Substvars (3)

NAME

Dpkg::Substvars - handle variable substitution in strings

CONTENTS

DESCRIPTION

It provides some an object which is able to substitute variables in strings.

METHODS

my $s = Dpkg::Substvars->new($file) Create a new object that can do substitutions. By default it contains generic substitutions like ${Newline}, ${Space}, ${Tab}, ${dpkg:Version} and ${dpkg:Upstream-Version}.

Additional substitutions will be read from the $file passed as parameter.

It keeps track of which substitutions were actually used (only counting substvars(), not get()), and warns about unused substvars when asked to. The substitutions that are always present are not included in these warnings.

$s->set($key, $value) Add/replace a substitution.
$s->set_as_used($key, $value) Add/replace a substitution and mark it as used (no warnings will be produced even if unused).
$s->get($key) Get the value of a given substitution.
$s->delete($key) Remove a given substitution.
$s->mark_as_used($key) Prevents warnings about a unused substitution, for example if it is provided by default.
$s->no_warn($key) Obsolete function, use mark_as_used() instead.
$s->load($file) Add new substitutions read from $file.
$s->parse($fh, $desc) Add new substitutions read from the filehandle. $desc is used to identify the filehandle in error messages.
$s->set_version_substvars($sourceversion, $binaryversion) Defines ${binary:Version}, ${source:Version} and ${source:Upstream-Version} based on the given version strings.

These will never be warned about when unused.

$s->set_arch_substvars() Defines architecture variables: ${Arch}.

This will never be warned about when unused.

$newstring = $s->substvars($string) Substitutes variables in $string and return the result in $newstring.
$s->warn_about_unused() Issues warning about any variables that were set, but not used
$s->set_msg_prefix($prefix) Define a prefix displayed before all warnings/error messages output by the module.
$s->save($file) Store all substitutions variables except the automatic ones in the indicated file.
‘‘$s’’ Return a string representation of all substitutions variables except the automatic ones.
$str = $s->output($fh) Print all substitutions variables except the automatic ones in the filehandle and return the content written.

AUTHOR

Raphaƫl Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>.


1.16.12 Dpkg::Substvars (3) 2013-09-30
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