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App::ProgUtils - Command line to manipulate programs in PATH


This document describes version 0.204 of App::ProgUtils (from Perl distribution App-ProgUtils), released on 2023-12-03.


This distribution provides the following command-line utilities related to programs found in PATH:

1. allprogs
2. list-all-programs-in-path
3. progcat
4. progedit
5. progless
6. proglist
7. progman
8. progpath
9. scriptlist

The main feature of these utilities is tab completion.




 list_all_programs_in_path(%args) -> [$status_code, $reason, $payload, \%result_meta]

List all programs in PATH.

This function is not exported.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • with_path => bool

    (No description)

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element ($status_code) is an integer containing HTTP-like status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element ($reason) is a string containing error message, or something like "OK" if status is 200. Third element ($payload) is the actual result, but usually not present when enveloped result is an error response ($status_code is not 2xx). Fourth element (%result_meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information, much like how HTTP response headers provide additional metadata.

Return value: (any)


What is the purpose of this distribution? Haven't other similar utilities existed?

For example, mpath from Module::Path distribution is similar to pmpath in App::PMUtils, and mversion from Module::Version distribution is similar to pmversion from App::PMUtils distribution, and so on.

True. The main point of these utilities is shell tab completion, to save typing.


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Below is the list of distributions that provide CLI utilities for various purposes, with the focus on providing shell tab completion feature.

App::DistUtils, utilities related to Perl distributions.

App::DzilUtils, utilities related to Dist::Zilla.

App::GitUtils, utilities related to git.

App::IODUtils, utilities related to IOD configuration files.

App::LedgerUtils, utilities related to Ledger CLI files.

App::PerlReleaseUtils, utilities related to Perl distribution releases.

App::PlUtils, utilities related to Perl scripts.

App::PMUtils, utilities related to Perl modules.

App::ProgUtils, utilities related to programs.

App::WeaverUtils, utilities related to Pod::Weaver.



perlancar <>


Steven Haryanto <>


To contribute, you can send patches by email/via RT, or send pull requests on GitHub.

Most of the time, you don't need to build the distribution yourself. You can simply modify the code, then test via:

 % prove -l

If you want to build the distribution (e.g. to try to install it locally on your system), you can install Dist::Zilla, Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, Pod::Weaver::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, and sometimes one or two other Dist::Zilla- and/or Pod::Weaver plugins. Any additional steps required beyond that are considered a bug and can be reported to me.


This software is copyright (c) 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 by perlancar <>.

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


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.