Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ReadmeAnyFromPod - Automatically convert POD to a README in any format for Dist::Zilla
In your dist.ini
; Default is plaintext README in build dir
; Using non-default options: POD format with custom filename in
; dist root, outside of build. Including this README in version
; control makes Github happy.
[ReadmeAnyFromPod / ReadmePodInRoot]
type = pod
filename = README.pod
location = root
; Using plugin name autodetection: Produces README.html in root
[ ReadmeAnyFromPod / HtmlInRoot ]
Generates a README for your Dist::Zilla powered dist from its main_module in any of several formats. The generated README can be included in the build or created in the root of your dist for e.g. inclusion into version control.
If you give the plugin an appropriate name (a string after the slash) in your dist.ini, it will can parse the type and location attributes from it. The format is "Readme[TYPE]In[LOCATION]". The words "Readme" and "In" are optional, and the whole name is case-insensitive. The SYNOPSIS section above gives one example.
When run with location = dist, this plugin runs in the FileMunger phase to create the new file. If it runs before another FileMunger plugin does, that happens to modify the input pod (like, say, [PodWeaver]), the README file contents will be recalculated, along with a warning that you should modify your dist.ini by referencing [ReadmeAnyFromPod] lower down in the file (the build still works, but is less efficient).
location = dist
The file format for the readme. Supported types are "text", "markdown", "gfm" (Github-flavored markdown), "pod", and "html". Note that you are not advised to create a .pod file in the dist itself, as ExtUtils::MakeMaker will install that, both into PERL5LIB and MAN3DIR.
The file name of the README file to produce. The default depends on the selected format.
The file from which to extract POD for the content of the README. The default is the file of the main module of the dist. If the main module has a companion ".pod" file with the same basename, that is used as the default instead.
Where to put the generated README file. Choices are:
This puts the README in the directory where the dist is currently being built, where it will be incorporated into the dist.
This puts the README in the root directory (the same directory that contains dist.ini). The README will not be incorporated into the built dist.
If you want to generate the same README file in both the build directory and the root directory, simply generate it in the build directory and use the [CopyFilesFromBuild] plugin to copy it to the dist root.
At what phase to generate the README file. Choices are:
(Default) This generates the README at 'after build' time. A new README will be generated each time you build the dist.
This generates the README at 'after release' time. Note that this is too late to get the file into the generated tarball, and is therefore incompatible with location = build. However, this is ideal if you are using location = root and only want to update the README upon each release of your module.
location = build
location = root
We create the file early, so other plugins that need to have the full list of files are aware of what we will be generating.
Files with location = root must also be pruned, so that they don't sneak into the next build by virtue of already existing in the root dir. (The alternative is that the user doesn't add them to the build in the first place, with an option to their GatherDir plugin.)
Edits the content into the requested README file in the dist.
Create the requested README file at build time, if requested.
Create the requested README file at release time, if requested.
Get the content of the README in the desired format.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ReadmeFromPod - The base for this module
Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ReadmeMarkdownFromPod - Functionality subsumed by this module
Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CopyReadmeFromBuild - Functionality partly subsumed by this module
See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.
Ryan C. Thompson <email@example.com>
Karen Etheridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2016 by Ryan C. Thompson.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
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To install Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ReadmeAnyFromPod, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.