Run::Parts(3) Offers functionality of Debian's run-parts tool in Perl


version 0.09


Run::Parts offers functionality of Debian's run-parts(8) tool in Perl.

run-parts runs all the executable files named within constraints described in run-parts(8) and Run::Parts::Perl, found in the given directory. Other files and directories are silently ignored.

Additionally it can just print the names of the all matching files (not limited to executables, but ignores blacklisted files like e.g. backup files), but don't actually run them.

This is useful when functionality or configuration is split over multiple files in one directory. A typical convention is that the directory name ends in ``.d''. Common examples for such split configuration directories:


Perhaps a little code snippet.

    use Run::Parts;
    my $rp  = Run::Parts->new('directory'); # chooses backend automatically
    my $rpp = Run::Parts->new('directory', 'perl'); # pure perl backend
    my $rpd = Run::Parts->new('directory', 'debian'); # uses /bin/run-parts
    my @file_list        = $rp->list;
    my @executables_list = $rpp->test;
    my $commands_output  = $rpd->run;


Run::Parts contains two backend implementations. Run::Parts::Debian actually uses /bin/run-parts and Run::Parts::Perl is a pure Perl implementation of a basic set of run-parts(8)' functionality.

Run::Parts::Debian may or may not work with RedHat's simplified shell-script based reimplementation of Debian's run-parts(8).

By default Run::Parts uses Run::Parts::Debian if /bin/run-parts exists, Run::Parts::Perl otherwise. But you can also choose any of the backends explicitly.


new (Constructor)

Creates a new Run::Parts object. Takes one parameter, the directory on which run-parts should work.


Returns the run-parts(8) command to run with the given command parameter.


Lists all relevant files in the given directory. Equivalent to ``run-parts --list''.


Lists all relevant executables in the given directory. Equivalent to ``run-parts --test''.


Runs all relevant executables in the given directory. Equivalent to ``run-parts''.


Returns the concatenated contents of all relevant files in the given directory. Equivalent to ``cat `run-parts --list`''.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-run-parts at", or through the web interface at <>. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find a git repository of Run::Parts' code at <>.



Axel Beckert <[email protected]>


This software is copyright (c) 2015 by Axel Beckert.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.