MirOS Manual: pod2usage(1)

POD2USAGE(1)    Perl Programmers Reference Guide     POD2USAGE(1)


     pod2usage - print usage messages from embedded pod docs in


     pod2usage   [-help] [-man] [-exit exitval] [-output outfile]
                 [-verbose level] [-pathlist dirlist] file


     -help   Print a brief help message and exit.

     -man    Print this command's manual page and exit.

     -exit exitval
             The exit status value to return.

     -output outfile
             The output file to print to. If the special names
             "-" or ">&1" or ">&STDOUT" are used then standard
             output is used. If ">&2" or ">&STDERR" is used then
             standard error is used.

     -verbose level
             The desired level of verbosity to use:

                 1 : print SYNOPSIS only
                 2 : print SYNOPSIS sections and any OPTIONS/ARGUMENTS sections
                 3 : print the entire manpage (similar to running pod2text)

     -pathlist dirlist
             Specifies one or more directories to search for the
             input file if it was not supplied with an absolute
             path. Each directory path in the given list should
             be separated by a ':' on Unix (';' on MSWin32 and

     file    The pathname of a file containing pod documentation
             to be output in usage mesage format (defaults to
             standard input).


     pod2usage will read the given input file looking for pod
     documentation and will print the corresponding usage mes-
     sage. If no input file is specified then standard input is

     pod2usage invokes the pod2usage() function in the Pod::Usage
     module. Please see "pod2usage()" in Pod::Usage.


     Pod::Usage, pod2text(1)

perl v5.8.8                2006-06-30                           1

POD2USAGE(1)    Perl Programmers Reference Guide     POD2USAGE(1)


     Please report bugs using <http://rt.cpan.org>.

     Brad Appleton <bradapp@enteract.com>

     Based on code for pod2text(1) written by Tom Christiansen

perl v5.8.8                2006-06-30                           2

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