Net::Hotline::Task(3) 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 attribute.
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.
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.
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 ([email protected])


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.