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App::Antigen - Plugin Manager for Zsh


  use App::Antigen;

  my $app = App::Antigen->new_with_options( plugins => \@plugins );


App::Antigen is the underlying code for the antigen-perl tool, which is used for managing Zsh plugins. This module is still under development, and so the interface is subject to change as new features are added, and bugs are found.


There are many things which are still to do in this, including supporting upgrades to the plugins as hosted on github, as well as adding support for other targets such as normal git repos, tarball downloads, and local files and folders. As said before, this module is still under development, and may change entirely without warning.


These are the attributes provided (using MooX::Options). These can also be put in the configuration file - see antigen-perl


This it the output folder into which all the plugin repositories and code will be put. Defaults to $HOME/.antigen-perl


This is the folder where all the repositories will be stored. Defaults to $HOME/.antigen-perl/repos


This is the file which will contain all the calls to the various plugins for zsh to load. Defaults to $HOME/.antigen-perl/antigen-perl.zsh


This contains an array of hashrefs of the plugins, with the keys as the method/place to get the plugins from. Currently only accepts one method for getting the plugins, github. An example plugin config:

  my $plugins = [
    github => "TBSliver/zsh-theme-steeef",
    github => "TBSliver/zsh-plugin-extract"


These are the various methods which are provided, either for internal use or for basic usage.


This is the main method of App::Antigen, and when called will actually build the entire plugin structure, according to the plugin options specified.


This function generates the github repository URL as required for getting the plugins.


This function performs a regex on the github url, replacing all colons (:) with '-COLON-', and all slashes (/) with '-SLASH-'. This is then used as the folder name for the github target.


This function pulls together the github url and target folder, and actually performs the git command using a call out to system.


This finds all the plugins inside the repo directory with a file extension of *.plugin.zsh and addes them to the plugin list. This will find every occurance of a file with that plugin extension.


This takes all the plugins found with the correct extension, and puts them in a single file ready to be added to your .zshrc


Tom Bloor <tom.bloor@googlemail.com>


Copyright 2014- Tom Bloor


This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


antigen-perl, MooX::Options