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Net::Hotline::User(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Net::Hotline::User(3pm)


Net::Hotline::User - User object used internally by Net::Hotline::Client


    use Net::Hotline::User;
    $user = new Net::Hotline::User;
    $user->nick("joe blow");
    print "Nick: ", $user->nick(), "\n";


Net::Hotline::User is a simple class for storing and retrieving user information, You should never have to create your own Net::Hotline::User objects when using Net::Hotline::Client. Getting and setting attributes is all that should be necessary.


With no arguments, creates a new Net::Hotline::User object with all attributes set to undef. The other option is to supply exactly 5 arguments as listed above.


All the Net::Hotline::User methods are simple attribute get/set routines. If given an argument, they set an attribute. In all cases, they return the current value of the attribute.

The color of the user in the userlist. Values are numbers from 0 to 3. The hash HTLC_COLORS defined in Net::Hotline::Constants contains number to name color mappings (i.e. $HTLC_COLORS{2} is "red"). Example:

        use Net::Hotline::Constants qw(HTLC_COLORS);
        print $user->nick(), " is ", $HTLC_COLORS{$user->color()}, "\n";
The user's icon number. Negative values are accepted.
User information as a block of "pretty-formatted" text.
The user's login name.
The user's nickname in the userlist.
The user's unique socket number. User's are assigned a socket number whenthey connect to a Hotline server.


John C. Siracusa (


Copyright(c) 1999 by John Siracusa. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

2021-01-09 perl v5.32.0