API:EPrints/Repository

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NAME

EPrints::Repository - A single eprint repository

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SYNOPSIS

 $repository = $handle->get_repository;
 
 # without a $handle available
 $repository = EPrints->get_repository( $id );
 
 $id = $repository->get_id;
 $dataset = $repository->get_dataset( $setname );
 
 $repository->log( $msg );
 
 $confitem = $repository->get_conf( $key, [@subkeys] );
 
 # calling subtroutines in the config  
 $boolean = $repository->can_call( @cmd_conf_path );
 $result = $repository->call( $cmd, @params );
 
 # calling external commands
 $returncode = $repository->exec( $cmd_id, %map );
 

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DESCRIPTION

This class is a single eprint repository with its own configuration, database and website.

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@dataset_ids = $repository->get_dataset_ids()

Returns a list of dataset ids in this repository.

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$dataset = $repository->get_dataset( $setname )

Returns the cached EPrints::DataSet with the given dataset id name.

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$confitem = $repository->get_conf( $key, [@subkeys] )

Returns a named configuration setting.

$repository->get_conf( "stuff", "en", "foo" )

is equivalent to

$repository->get_conf( "stuff" )->{en}->{foo}

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$repository->log( $msg )

Calls the log method from ArchiveConfig.pm for this repository with the given parameters. Basically logs the comments wherever the site admin wants them to go. Printed to STDERR by default.

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$result = $repository->call( $cmd, @params )

Calls the subroutine named $cmd from the configuration perl modules for this repository with the given params and returns the result.

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$boolean = $repository->can_call( @cmd_conf_path )

Return true if the given subroutine exists in this repository's config package.

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$id = $repository->get_id

Returns the id string of this repository.

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$returncode = $repository->exec( $cmd_id, %map )

Executes a system command. $cmd_id is the id of the command as set in SystemSettings and %map contains a list of things to "fill in the blanks" in the invocation line in SystemSettings.

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