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Re: File transfer abstractor?

by Corion (Patriarch)
on Mar 09, 2010 at 15:45 UTC ( #827572=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to File transfer abstractor?

I fear the closest is LWP - it supports HTTP(s), FTP and local files. I think that SOAP at one time supported other transfer mechanisms, but the same time I looked into it, I shuddered away from it, fearing for my sanity. There is Filesys::Virtual, but it's relatively cumbersome to implement a new filesystem for it. There also is File::Fetch, but that mostly does what LWP does, except with other tools.

I guess the best approach would be to write a ssh: protocol plugin for LWP.

Cool! Upon looking at lwp protocol, I find there is LWP::Protocol::cpan, which should allow PM-style cpan:// URLs to work within LWP.

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Re^2: File transfer abstractor?
by suaveant (Parson) on Mar 09, 2010 at 17:17 UTC
    I forgot to mention I wanted more than just fetching... ls, rename, rm, mv, perms..... that FileSys::Virtual looks like the idea. Thanks.

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