CPAN(1) Perl Programmers Reference Guide CPAN(1)
cpan - easily interact with CPAN from the command line
# with arguments, installs specified modules cpan module_name [ module_name ... ] # with switches, installs modules with extra behavior cpan [-cimt] module_name [ module_name ... ] # without arguments, starts CPAN shell cpan # without arguments, but some switches cpan [-ahrv]
This script provides a command interface (not a shell) to CPAN.pm. Meta Options These options are mutually exclusive, and the script processes them in this order: [ahvr]. Once the script finds one, it ignores the others, and then exits after it finishes the task. The script ignores any other command line options. -a Creates the CPAN.pm autobundle with CPAN::Shell->autobundle. -h Prints a help message. -r Recompiles dynamically loaded modules with CPAN::Shell->recompile. -v Print the script version and CPAN.pm version. Module options These options are mutually exclusive, and the script processes them in alphabetical order. c Runs a `make clean` in the specified module's direc- tories. i Installed the specified modules. m Makes the specified modules. t Runs a `make test` on the specified modules. perl v5.8.8 2006-06-30 1 CPAN(1) Perl Programmers Reference Guide CPAN(1) Examples # print a help message cpan -h # print the version numbers cpan -v # create an autobundle cpan -a # recompile modules cpan -r # install modules cpan -i Netscape::Booksmarks Business::ISBN
* add options for other CPAN::Shell functions autobundle, clean, make, recompile, test
* none noted
Most behaviour, including environment variables and confi- guration, comes directly from CPAN.pm.
brian d foy <email@example.com> perl v5.8.8 2006-06-30 2
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