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Dist::Zilla::Role::FileFinder - something that finds files within the distribution


version 6.031


A FileFinder plugin locates files within the distribution. This role exists so that sets of files can be easily described in one configuration section and then used by one or more other plugin.

Plugins implementing this role must provide a find_files method which will be called with no arguments and must return an arrayref of files. (This arrayref should not be re-used, as it may be altered once returned.)

For example, imagine a simple glob-like FileFinder that expects configuration like this:

  [Glob / RootModules]
  glob = *.pm

This sets up a FileFinder named "RootModules" which will contain all pm files in the root directory.

Another plugin that knows how to use FileFinder plugins might be configured like this:

  finder = RootModules
  relocate_to = attic

Finders may operate on any rules they like, checking file size, content, name, or other properties. They should re-perform their "finding" on each call to find_files as the files in the distribution may have changed.


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) 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.