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Raku port of Perl's Net::servent module


use Net::servent;
$s = getservbyname('ftp') || die "no service";
printf "port for %s is %s, aliases are %s\n",
   $s.name, $s.port, "@_aliases[]";
use Net::servent qw(:FIELDS);
getservbyname('ftp') || die "no service";
print "port for $s_name is $s_port, aliases are @s_aliases[]\n";


This module tries to mimic the behaviour of Perl's Net::servent module as closely as possible in the Raku Programming Language.

This module's exports getservbyname, getservbyportd, and getservent functions that return Net::servent objects. This object has methods that return the similarly named structure field name from the C's servent structure from servdb.h, stripped of their leading "s_" parts, namely name, aliases, port and proto.

You may also import all the structure fields directly into your namespace as regular variables using the :FIELDS import tag. Access these fields as variables named with a preceding s_ in front their method names. Thus, $serv_obj.name corresponds to $s_name if you import the fields.

The getserv function is a simple front-end that forwards a numeric argument to getservbyport and the rest to getservbyname.


This module depends on the availability of POSIX semantics. This is generally not available on Windows, so this module will probably not work on Windows.


Elizabeth Mattijsen liz@raku.rocks

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/serv-servent . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.


Copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Elizabeth Mattijsen

Re-imagined from Perl as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.