Glib::Utils

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Updated: 2008-03-14
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NAME

Glib::Utils - Miscellaneous utility functions  

SYNOPSIS

  use Glib;
  Glib::set_application_name (Glib::get_real_name."'s Cool Program");

  print "app name is ".Glib::get_application_name()."\n";

 

DESCRIPTION

Here are some useful miscellaneous utilities. GLib is a portability library, providing portable utility functions for C programs. As such, most of these functions seem to violate the Glib binding principle of not duplicating functionality that Perl already provides, but there's a distinction for each one, i swear. The functions for dealing with user information are provided on all GLib-supported platforms, not just where POSIX (which provides similar information) is available, and even work on platforms where %ENV may not include the expected information. Also, the ``application name'' referred to by (set|get)_application_name is a human readable name, distinct from the actual program name provided by Perl's own $0.  

METHODS

 

string = Glib::get_application_name

Get the human-readable application name set by "set_application_name".

Since: glib 2.2

 

Glib::set_application_name ($application_name)

* $application_name (string)

Set the human-readable application name.

Since: glib 2.2

 

string = Glib::get_home_dir

Find the current user's home directory, by system-dependent/appropriate means.
 

list = Glib::get_language_names

Computes a list of applicable locale names, which can be used to e.g. construct locale-dependent filenames or search paths. The returned list is sorted from most desirable to least desirable and always contains the default locale ``C''.

Since: glib 2.6

 

string = Glib::get_real_name

Get the current user's real name.
 

list = Glib::get_system_config_dirs

Returns an ordered list of base directories in which to access system-wide configuration information.

Since: glib 2.6

 

list = Glib::get_system_data_dirs

Returns an ordered list of base directories in which to access system-wide application data.

Since: glib 2.6

 

string = Glib::get_tmp_dir

Get the temp dir as appropriate for the current system. See the GLib docs for info on how it works.
 

string = Glib::get_user_cache_dir

Gets the base directory in which to store non-essential, cached data specific to particular user.

Since: glib 2.6

 

string = Glib::get_user_config_dir

Gets the base directory in which to store user-specific application configuration information such as user preferences and settings.

Since: glib 2.6

 

string = Glib::get_user_data_dir

Get the base directory for application data such as icons that is customized for a particular user.

Since: glib 2.6

 

string = Glib::get_user_name

Get the current user's name by whatever system-dependent means necessary.
 

SEE ALSO

Glib  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2003-2007 by the gtk2-perl team.

This software is licensed under the LGPL. See Glib for a full notice.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
METHODS
string = Glib::get_application_name
Glib::set_application_name ($application_name)
string = Glib::get_home_dir
list = Glib::get_language_names
string = Glib::get_real_name
list = Glib::get_system_config_dirs
list = Glib::get_system_data_dirs
string = Glib::get_tmp_dir
string = Glib::get_user_cache_dir
string = Glib::get_user_config_dir
string = Glib::get_user_data_dir
string = Glib::get_user_name
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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