ActiveState::Prompt - Interactive questions
use ActiveState::prompt qw(prompt yes enter);
The following functions are provided:
This function will ask a question on the terminal and return the answer given. The return value will always be defined.
Options can be passed in as key/value pairs. The following options are recognized:
default trim_space must_match no_match_msg use_default silent
default is returned if the user simply press return. The
default value is shown in brackets. If no default is provided then no
brackets are added to the question.
trim_space is TRUE, then any leading and trailing space in the
anwer is trimmed off and any internal space is collapsed to a single
must_match value is used to validate answers. It can be either
a function, array or regular expression. If it is a function, then
the function is called with the answer given and should return TRUE if
it is to be accepted. If it is an array, then the answer must be one
of the values in the array. If it is an regular expression then it
must match it.
no_match_msg is printed if the given answer does not validate
as specified in
use_default is TRUE, then no answer is read from the terminal
and the default is returned (or "" if there is no default). The
use_default is by default TRUE if the program is not running on a
terminal or if the PERL_MM_USE_DEFAULT environment variable is TRUE.
silent option works like
use_default but it also prevent the
prompt text from being printed. This forces
prompt() to return the default
without actually prompting.
Will use the prompt function to ask a question and then return a TRUE value if the answer was "yes" or "y".
The $default can either be a string like "yes", "y", "no" or "n", or a boolean value in which case "yes" will be the default if TRUE and "no" otherwise. If no $default is given it defaults to "no".
Ask the use to press some key before the function returns.