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       Net::CLI::Interact::ActionSet - Conversation of Send and
       Match Actions

       version 1.121640

       This class is used internally by Net::CLI::Interact and it's
       unlikely that an end-user will need to make use of ActionSet
       objects directly. The interface is documented here as a
       matter of record.

       An ActionSet comprises a sequence (usefully, two or more) of
       Actions which describe a conversation with a connected
       network device. Actions will alternate between type "send"
       and "match", perhaps not in their original Phrasebook
       definition, but certainly by the time they are used.

       If the first Action is of type "send" then the ActionSet is a
       normal sequence of "send a command" then "match a response",
       perhaps repeated. If the first Action is of type "match" then
       the ActionSet represents a "continuation", which is the
       method of dealing with paged output.

       An ActionSet ("match" then "send") which will be available
       for use on all commands sent from this ActionSet. An
       alternative to explicitly describing the Continuation
       sequence within the Phrasebook.

       A stash for the current Prompt (regular expression reference)
       which Net::CLI::Interact expects to see after each command.
       This is passed into the constructor and is used when padding
       Match Actions into the ActionSet (see "execute", below).

       Returns a new ActionSet which is a shallow clone of the
       existing one. All the reference based slots will share data,
       but you can add (for example) a "current_match" without
       affecting the original ActionSet. Used when preparing to
       execute an ActionSet which has been retrieved from the

       Accepts a list of parameters which will be used when
       "sprintf" is called on each Send Action in the set. You must
       supply sufficient parameters as a list for all Send Actions
       in the set, and they will be popped off and stashed with the
       Action(s) according to how many are required.

       Allows the Transport to be registered such that when the
       ActionSet is executed, commands are sent to the registered
       callback subroutine. May be called more than once, and on
       execution each of the callbacks will be run, in turn and in

       The business end of this class, where the sequence of Actions
       is prepared for execution and then control passed to the
       Transport. This process is split into a number of phases:

       Pad "send" with "match"
           The Phrasebook allows missing out of the Match statements
           between Send statements, when they are expected to be the
           same as the "current_match".  This phase inserts Match
           statements to restore a complete ActionSet definition.

       Forward "continuation" to "match"
           In the Phrasebook a user defines a Continuation ("match",
           then "send") following a Send statement (because it deals
           with the response to the sent command). However they are
           actually used by the Match, as it's the Match which
           captures output.

           This phase copies Continuation ActionSets from Send
           statements to following Match statements in the
           ActionSet. It also performs a similar action using the
           "default_continuation" if one is set and there's no
           existing Continuation configured.

           Here the registered callbacks are executed (i.e. data is
           sent to the Transport).

       Marshall Responses
           Finally, responses which are stashed in the Match Actions
           are copied back to the Send actions, as more logically
           they are responses to commands sent. The ActionSet is now
           ready for access to retrieve the "last_response" from the

       See the following for further interface details:

       ยท   Net::CLI::Interact::Role::Iterator

       Oliver Gorwits <>

       This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Oliver Gorwits.

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

perl v5.14.2                 2012-Net::CLI::Interact::ActionSet(3pm)
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