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NAME

       Dpkg::Conf - parse dpkg configuration files

DESCRIPTION

       The Dpkg::Conf object can be used to read options from a configuration file. It can export
       an array that can then be parsed exactly like @ARGV.

METHODS

       $conf = Dpkg::Conf->new(%opts)
           Create a new Dpkg::Conf object. Some options can be set through %opts: if allow_short
           evaluates to true (it defaults to false), then short options are allowed in the
           configuration file, they should be prepended with a single hyphen.

       @$conf
       @options = $conf->get_options()
           Returns the list of options that can be parsed like @ARGV.

       get()
       set()
           Obsolete functions, use get_options() instead. They will croak.

       $conf->load($file)
           Read options from a file. Return the number of options parsed.

       $conf->load_system_config($file)
           Read options from a system configuration file.

           Return the number of options parsed.

       $conf->load_user_config($file)
           Read options from a user configuration file. It will try to use the XDG directory,
           either $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dpkg/ or $HOME/.config/dpkg/.

           Return the number of options parsed.

       $conf->load_config($file)
           Read options from system and user configuration files.

           Return the number of options parsed.

       $conf->parse($fh)
           Parse options from a file handle. When called multiple times, the parsed options are
           accumulated.

           Return the number of options parsed.

       $conf->filter(%opts)
           Filter the list of options, either removing or keeping all those that return true when
           $opts{remove}->($option) or $opts{keep}->($option) is called.

       $string = $conf->output([$fh])
           Write the options in the given filehandle (if defined) and return a string
           representation of the content (that would be) written.

       "$conf"
           Return a string representation of the content.

       $conf->save($file)
           Save the options in a file.

CHANGES

   Version 1.03 (dpkg 1.18.8)
       Obsolete option: 'format_argv' in $conf->filter().

       Obsolete methods: $conf->get(), $conf->set().

       New methods: $conf->load_system_config(), $conf->load_system_user(), $conf->load_config().

   Version 1.02 (dpkg 1.18.5)
       New option: Accept new option 'format_argv' in $conf->filter().

       New methods: $conf->get(), $conf->set().

   Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.15.8)
       New method: $conf->filter()

   Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)
       Mark the module as public.