The London Perl and Raku Workshop takes place on 26th Oct 2024. If your company depends on Perl, please consider sponsoring and/or attending.


App::Cmd::Command::commands - list the application's commands


version 0.336


This command will list all of the application commands available and their abstracts.


This library should run on perls released even a long time ago. It should work on any version of perl released in the last five years.

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.



This is the command's primary method and raison d'etre. It prints the application's usage text (if any) followed by a sorted listing of the application's commands and their abstracts.

The commands are printed in sorted groups (created by sort_commands); each group is set off by blank lines.


  my @sorted = $cmd->sort_commands(@unsorted);

This method orders the list of commands into groups which it returns as a list of arrayrefs, and optional group header strings.

By default, the first group is for the "help" and "commands" commands, and all other commands are in the second group.

This method can be overridden by implementing the commands_groups method in your application base clase.


Ricardo Signes <>


This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo Signes.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.