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EPrints 3 Reference: Directory Structure - Metadata Fields - Repository Configuration - XML Config Files - XML Export Format - EPrints data structure - Core API - Data Objects


API: Core API

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NAME

EPrints - Institutional Repository software


SYNOPSIS

use EPrints qw();
 
# don't check current user (CLI only)
use EPrints qw( no_check_user );
 
$eprints = EPrints->new;
 
# CLI
$repo = $eprints->repository( "demoprints" );
 
# CGI
$repo = $eprints->current_repository;
 
if( EPrints->VERSION() gt v3.2.0 )
{
	...
}


DESCRIPTION

See http://www.eprints.org/.


Available Symbols

You can pass options to the EPrints package that effect the EPrints initialisation e.g.

  use EPrints qw( no_check_user );
  • no_check_user
Do not check the current user/group is the same as the user/group in SystemSettings.


Debugging

To get a full stack trace on errors and warnings use Carp's verbose mode. E.g. in perl_lib/EPrints/SystemSettings.pm add:

  use Carp 'verbose';


METHODS

VERSION

$version = EPrints->VERSION()

Returns the version of EPrints in 'v' format (this is the UNIVERSAL method).


human_version

EPrints->human_version()

Returns the EPrints version in a human-readable form.


abort

EPrints->abort( $errmsg )

This subroutine is loaded before other modules so that it may be used to report errors when initialising modules.

When running under Mod_Perl this method is replaced.


dump

EPrints->dump( $VAR1 [, $VAR2 ... ] )

Use Data::Dumper to dump the passed variables to STDERR.


new

$ep = EPrints->new();

Construct a new EPrints system object.


repository

$repo = $ep->repository( $repository_id, [%options] );

Return the EPrints::Repository with the given ID, or undef. Options are... optional.

Options noise=>1, etc.


current_repository

$repo = $ep->current_repository();

Returns the current EPrints::Repository. The current repository is determined by the apache request.

Returns undef if there is no current repository active.



SEE ALSO

EPrints::Repository


COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2000-2011 University of Southampton.

This file is part of EPrints <http://www.eprints.org/>.

EPrints is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

EPrints is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with EPrints. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.