AnnoCPAN::Perldoc - Integrate AnnoCPAN notes locally into perldoc


    # This is a fully functional 'perldoc'
    use AnnoCPAN::Perldoc;


AnnoCPAN is a web interface for the documentation of all the modules on CPAN, where users can add annotations on the margin of specific paragraphs throughout the POD. The master AnnoCPAN site is located at

AnnoCPAN-Perldoc provides a substitute for the 'perldoc' command that displays the annotations locally and without requiring a connection to the Internet. It works by using a local note database that can be downloaded from

This is an SQLite3 database; the file should be saved in one of these locations:


It can also be called .annopod.db, to hide it in Unix-like systems. It is your resposibility to keep this file as up-to-date as you want. Future versions may include an automatic update feature (which will require network connectivity).


annopod, AnnoCPAN, Pod::Perldoc


Ivan Tubert-Brohman <>


Copyright (c) 2005 Ivan Tubert-Brohman. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.