WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve Perl module for retrieving pastes from pastebin.ca
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README.md

NAME

WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve - a module to retrieve pastes from http://pastebin.ca/ website

SYNOPSIS

my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve->new;

$paster->retrieve('http://pastebin.ca/951898')
    or die $paster->error;

print "Paste content is:\n$paster\n";

DESCRIPTION

The module provides interface to retrieve pastes from http://pastebin.ca/ website via Perl.

CONSTRUCTOR

new

my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve->new;

my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve->new(
    timeout => 10,
);

my $paster = WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve->new(
    ua => LWP::UserAgent->new(
        timeout => 10,
        agent   => 'PasterUA',
    ),
);

Constructs and returns a brand new juicy WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve object. Takes two arguments, both are optional. Possible arguments are as follows:

timeout

->new( timeout => 10 );

Optional. Specifies the timeout argument of LWP::UserAgent's constructor, which is used for retrieving. Defaults to: 30 seconds.

ua

->new( ua => LWP::UserAgent->new( agent => 'Foos!' ) );

Optional. If the timeout argument is not enough for your needs of mutilating the LWP::UserAgent object used for retrieving, feel free to specify the ua argument which takes an LWP::UserAgent object as a value. Note: the timeout argument to the constructor will not do anything if you specify the ua argument as well. Defaults to: plain boring default LWP::UserAgent object with timeout argument set to whatever WWW::Pastebin::PastebinCa::Retrieve's timeout argument is set to as well as agent argument is set to mimic Firefox.

METHODS

retrieve

my $results_ref = $paster->retrieve('http://pastebin.ca/951898')
    or die $paster->error;

my $results_ref = $paster->retrieve('951898')
    or die $paster->error;

Instructs the object to retrieve a paste specified in the argument. Takes one mandatory argument which can be either a full URI to the paste you want to retrieve or just its ID. On failure returns either undef or an empty list depending on the context and the reason for the error will be available via error() method. On success returns a hashref with the following keys/values:

$VAR1 = {
      'language' => 'Raw',
      'content' => 'blah blah content of the paste',
      'post_date' => 'Friday, March 21st, 2008 at 1:05:19pm MDT',
      'name' => 'Unnamed',
      'desc' => 'Perl stuff'
};
  • language

      { 'language' => 'Raw' }
    

    The (computer) language of the paste.

  • content

      { 'content' => 'select t.terr_id, max(t.start_date) as start_dat' }
    

    The content of the paste.

  • post_date

      { 'post_date' => 'Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 10:31:42pm MST' }
    

    The date when the paste was created

  • name

      { 'name' => 'Mine' }
    

    The name of the poster or the title of the paste.

  • desc

      { 'desc' => 'Perl stuff' }
    

    Contains description of the paste.

error

$paster->retrieve('951898')
    or die $paster->error;

On failure retrieve() returns either undef or an empty list depending on the context and the reason for the error will be available via error() method. Takes no arguments, returns an error message explaining the failure.

id

my $paste_id = $paster->id;

Must be called after a successful call to retrieve(). Takes no arguments, returns a paste ID number of the last retrieved paste irrelevant of whether an ID or a URI was given to retrieve()

uri

my $paste_uri = $paster->uri;

Must be called after a successful call to retrieve(). Takes no arguments, returns a URI object with the URI pointing to the last retrieved paste irrelevant of whether an ID or a URI was given to retrieve()

results

my $last_results_ref = $paster->results;

Must be called after a successful call to retrieve(). Takes no arguments, returns the exact same hashref the last call to retrieve() returned. See retrieve() method for more information.

content

my $paste_content = $paster->content;

print "Paste content is:\n$paster\n";

Must be called after a successful call to retrieve(). Takes no arguments, returns the actual content of the paste. Note: this method is overloaded for this module for interpolation. Thus you can simply interpolate the object in a string to get the contents of the paste.

ua

my $old_LWP_UA_obj = $paster->ua;

$paster->ua( LWP::UserAgent->new( timeout => 10, agent => 'foos' );

Returns a currently used LWP::UserAgent object used for retrieving pastes. Takes one optional argument which must be an LWP::UserAgent object, and the object you specify will be used in any subsequent calls to retrieve().

REPOSITORY

BUGS

To report bugs or request features, please use https://github.com/zoffixznet/WWW-Pastebin-PastebinCa-Retrieve/issues

If you can't access GitHub, you can email your request to bug-www-pastebin-pastebinca-retrieve at rt.cpan.org

AUTHOR

LICENSE

You can use and distribute this module under the same terms as Perl itself. See the LICENSE file included in this distribution for complete details.