Provided by: libnet-hotline-perl_0.83-3_all bug


       Net::Hotline::Task - Task object used internally by Net::Hotline::Client


           use Net::Hotline::Task;

           $task = new Net::Hotline::Task;



       Net::Hotline::Task is a simple class for storing and retrieving task information,  You
       should never have to create your own Net::Hotline::Task objects when using
       Net::Hotline::Client.  Getting and (to a lesser extent) setting attributes is all that
       should be necessary.


           With no arguments, creates a new Net::Hotline::Task object with all attributes set to
           undef. With three or four arguments (PATH is optional), creates a new
           Net::Hotline::Task object with task number NUM, task type TYPE, start time START, user
           socket number SOCKET, and file path PATH.


       All the Net::Hotline::Task methods are simple attribute get/set routines.  If given an
       argument, they set an attribute.  In all cases, they return the current value of the

       error EXPR
           The error state of the task.  A true value means there was an error.

       error_text TEXT
           The error message text.  This only applies if error() returns a true value.

       finish TIME
           The time (in platform-native time format, i.e. seconds since the epoch on a Unix
           system) that a task completed.

       num NUMBER
           The unique task number.  Task numbers increase sequentially.

       path PATH
           The path information associated with a task (if any).  In situations where two paths
           may be associated with a task (a "move file" task, for example), a reference to an
           array containing the paths will be returned.

       socket NUMBER
           The unique user socket number associated with a task (if any).

       start TIME
           The time (in platform-native time format) that a task was started.

       type TASK_TYPE
           The HTLC_TASK_XXX constant specifying the type of task.  These constants are defined
           in Net::Hotline::Constants, and include:

               HTLC_TASK_KICK         Disconnect a user.
               HTLC_TASK_LOGIN        Log into server.
               HTLC_TASK_NEWS         Get the news.
               HTLC_TASK_NEWS_POST    Post to news.
               HTLC_TASK_FILE_DELETE  Delete a file.
               HTLC_TASK_FILE_INFO    Get file information.
               HTLC_TASK_FILE_LIST    Get a file list.
               HTLC_TASK_FILE_MKDIR   Create a new folder.
               HTLC_TASK_FILE_MOVE    Move a file.
               HTLC_TASK_SEND_MSG     Send a private message.
               HTLC_TASK_SET_INFO     Set file information.
               HTLC_TASK_USER_INFO    Get user information.
               HTLC_TASK_USER_LIST    Get the userlist.


       John C. Siracusa (


       Copyright(c) 1999 by John Siracusa.  All rights reserved.  This program is free software;
       you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.