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       update-perl-sax-parsers - (de)register Perl SAX parser modules


       update-perl-sax-parsers [options] --add parser_module

       update-perl-sax-parsers [options] --remove parser_module

       update-perl-sax-parsers [options] --update


       update-perl-sax-parsers  inserts,  updates  and  removes individual Perl SAX parser module
       info files in the directory /var/lib/libxml-sax-perl/ParserDetails.d and the overall  Perl
       SAX parser modules info file /etc/perl/XML/SAX/ParserDetails.ini.


       --add  Adds  the  per-module  info  file  for  the indicated Perl SAX parser module to the
              directory /var/lib/libxml-sax-perl/ParserDetails.d.

              Removes the per-module info file for Perl SAX  parser  module  from  the  directory

              updates     the     overall     Perl     SAX     parser     modules    info    file
              /etc/perl/XML/SAX/ParserDetails.ini.  The modules will be listed  in  an  order  of
              ascending priority. See the PARSER PRIORITIES section below.

              The  file  will be managed with ucf(1) , unless the --file option is used. See also
              the --ucf option below.

              When used with --add or with --remove indicates the  ParserDetails.d  directory  to
              use  for storing the per-module Perl SAX parser module info file.  When used one or
              more times with --update indicates the ParserDetails.d directories to  be  used  as
              source  for generating the ParserDetails.ini file.  Default is /var/lib/libxml-sax-

       --file Indicates   the   ParserDetails.ini   file   up    be    updated.     Default    is

       --priority XX
              Specifies  the priority of the SAX parser module to be added removed.  The priority
              will be encoded to the filename  of  the  ParserDetails.d  entry.  See  the  PARSER
              PRIORITIES section below.

              This  option  was  added in version 0.3 of update-perl-sax-parsers .  Use the value
              "0" to disable the encoding and match the behaviour  of  earlier  versions  of  the

              The  default  priority value is 50, unless --directory was specified, in which case
              the default is 0 (disabled.)

       --ucf X
              Forcibly enable (X != 0) or disable (X = 0) of ucf(1) .  By default, ucf(1) will be
              used to manage the ParserDetails.ini file when --file is not specified.

              Prevents any diagnostic output.

       --test Prevents the modification of any files and enables debugging mode.

              Displays the version information and exits.

       --help Display the usage information and exits.


       Starting with version 0.3 of update-perl-sax-parsers , the parsers are assigned a priority
       value that is encoded into the names  of  the  files  in  the  ParserDetails.d  directory.
       Specifically,  the  file name will be "XX-Some::Module", where XX denotes the priority and
       Some::Module is the name of the parser module.

       When --update is called, the parsers are listed in an order of ascending priority into the
       ParserDetails.ini  file.  The  last  parser  in  the  file,  ie.  the one with the highest
       priority, is the default XML::SAX parser.

       Parsers with the same priority are sorted alphabetically by their name.  This is  contrary
       to  the  behaviour of earlier versions, where the sort order was undefined and depended on
       the underlying file system.


       Installing the original package from CPAN into /usr/local breaks the Debian package, since
       the former is in Perl's @INC before the latter.  So, please don't do this.

       If there's a new version of XML::SAX simply file a wishlist against the Debian package and
       wait for the update.




       Ardo van Rangelrooij <>

       Niko Tyni            <>


       Copyright © 2001-2003 Ardo van Rangelrooij

       Copyright © 2007 Niko Tyni

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