Dist::Zilla::App::Command::run - run stuff in a dir where your dist is built


version 6.025


  $ dzil run ./bin/myscript
  $ dzil run prove -bv t/mytest.t
  $ dzil run bash


This command will build your dist with Dist::Zilla, then build the distribution and then run a command in the build directory. It's something like doing this:

  dzil build
  rsync -avp My-Project-version/ .build/
  cd .build
  perl Makefile.PL            # or perl Build.PL
  make                        # or ./Build
  export PERL5LIB=$PWD/blib/lib:$PWD/blib/arch
  <your command as defined by rest of params>

Except for the fact it's built directly in a subdir of .build (like .build/69105y2).

A command returning with an non-zero error code will left the build directory behind for analysis, and dzil will exit with a non-zero status. Otherwise, the build directory will be removed and dzil will exit with status zero.

If no run command is provided, a new default shell is invoked. This can be useful for testing your distribution as if it were installed.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

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.


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2022 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.