MirOS Manual: ExtUtils::Command(3p)


ExtUtils::CommandPerl Programmers Reference ExtUtils::Command(3p)

NAME

     ExtUtils::Command - utilities to replace common UNIX com-
     mands in Makefiles etc.

SYNOPSIS

       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e cat files... > destination
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e mv source... destination
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e cp source... destination
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e touch files...
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e rm_f files...
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e rm_rf directories...
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e mkpath directories...
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e eqtime source destination
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e test_f file
       perl -MExtUtils::Command  -e chmod mode files...
       ...

DESCRIPTION

     The module is used to replace common UNIX commands.  In all
     cases the functions work from @ARGV rather than taking argu-
     ments.  This makes them easier to deal with in Makefiles.

       perl -MExtUtils::Command -e some_command some files to work on

     NOT

       perl -MExtUtils::Command -e 'some_command qw(some files to work on)'

     For that use Shell::Command.

     Filenames with * and ? will be glob expanded.

     cat
             cat file ...

         Concatenates all files mentioned on command line to
         STDOUT.

     eqtime
             eqtime source destination

         Sets modified time of destination to that of source.

     rm_rf
             rm_rf files or directories ...

         Removes files and directories - recursively (even if
         readonly)

     rm_f
             rm_f file ...

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         Removes files (even if readonly)

     touch
             touch file ...

         Makes files exist, with current timestamp

     mv
             mv source_file destination_file
             mv source_file source_file destination_dir

         Moves source to destination.  Multiple sources are
         allowed if destination is an existing directory.

         Returns true if all moves succeeded, false otherwise.

     cp
             cp source_file destination_file
             cp source_file source_file destination_dir

         Copies sources to the destination.  Multiple sources are
         allowed if destination is an existing directory.

         Returns true if all copies succeeded, false otherwise.

     chmod
             chmod mode files ...

         Sets UNIX like permissions 'mode' on all the files.
         e.g. 0666

     mkpath
             mkpath directory ...

         Creates directories, including any parent directories.

     test_f
             test_f file

         Tests if a file exists

     dos2unix
             dos2unix files or dirs ...

         Converts DOS and OS/2 linefeeds to Unix style recur-
         sively.

SEE ALSO

     Shell::Command which is these same functions but take argu-
     ments normally.

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AUTHOR

     Nick Ing-Simmons "ni-s@cpan.org"

     Currently maintained by Michael G Schwern
     "schwern@pobox.com".

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