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Manual Reference Pages  -  NET::DROPBOX::API (3)

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NAME

Net::Dropbox::API - A dropbox API interface

CONTENTS

VERSION

Version 1.9.8

SYNOPSIS

The Dropbox API is a OAuth based API. I try to abstract as much away as possible so you should not need to know too much about it. This is how it works:



    use Net::Dropbox::API;

    my $box = Net::Dropbox::API->new({key => KEY, secret => SECRET});
    my $login_link = $box->login;  # user needs to click this link and login
    $box->auth;                    # oauth keys get exchanged
    my $info = $box->account_info; # and here we have our account info



See the examples for a working Mojolicious web client using the Dropbox API.

You can find Dropbox’s API documentation at <https://www.dropbox.com/developers/web_docs>

FUNCTIONS

    login

This sets up the initial OAuth handshake and returns the login URL. This URL has to be clicked by the user and the user then has to accept the application in dropbox.

Dropbox then redirects back to the callback URL defined with $self->callback_url. If the user already accepted the application the redirect may happen without the user actually clicking anywhere.

    auth

The auth method changes the initial request token into access token that we need for subsequent access to the API. This method only has to be called once after login.

    account_info

account_info polls the users info from dropbox.

    list

lists all files in the path defined:



    $data = $box->list();           # top-level
    $data = $box->list( "/Photos" ); # folder



The data returned is a ref to a hash containing various fields returned by Dropbox, including a hash value, which can be used later to check if Dropbox data beneath a specified folder has changed since the last call.

For this, list() accepts an optional ’hash’ argument:



    $data = $box->list({ hash => "ce9ccbfb8f255f234c93adcfef33b5a6" },
                       "/Photos");



This will either return



    { http_response_code => 304 }



in which case nothing has changed since the last call, or



    { http_response_code => 200,
      # ... various other fields
    }



if there were modifications.

    copy

copies a folder
copy($from, $to)

    move

move a folder
move($from, $to)

    mkdir

creates a folder
mkdir($path)

    delete

delete a folder
delete($path)

    view

creates a cookie protected link for the user to look at.
view($path)

    metadata

creates a cookie protected link for the user to look at.
metadata($path)

    putfile

uploads a file to dropbox

    getfile

get a file from dropbox

    debug

Set this to a non-false value in order to print some debugging information to STDOUT.
debug(1)

INTERNAL API

    _talk

_talk handles the access to the restricted resources. You should normally not need to access this directly.

    nonce

Generate a different nonce for every request.

AUTHOR

Lenz Gschwendtner, <norbu09 at cpan.org>

With Bug fixes from:

Greg Knauss gknauss at eod.com

Chris Prather chris at prather.org

Shinichiro Aska

[ktdreyer]

SureVoIP <http://www.surevoip.co.uk>

BUGS

Please report any bugs through the web interface at <https://github.com/norbu09/Net—Dropbox/issues>. I will be notified, and then you’ll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.



    perldoc Net::Dropbox::API



You can also look for information at:
o AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation

<http://annocpan.org/dist/Net-Dropbox-API>

o CPAN Ratings

<http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Net-Dropbox-API>

o Search CPAN

<http://search.cpan.org/dist/Net-Dropbox-API/>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2010 Lenz Gschwendtner.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.

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