Dist::Zilla::Role::FileMunger - something that alters a file's destination or content


version 6.030


A FileMunger has an opportunity to mess around with each file that will be included in the distribution. Each FileMunger's munge_files method is called once. By default, this method will just call the munge_file method (note the missing terminal 's') once for each file, excluding files with an encoding attribute of 'bytes'.

The munge_file method is expected to change attributes about the file before it is written out to the built distribution.

If you want to modify all files (including ones with an encoding of 'bytes') or want to select a more limited set of files, you can provide your own munge_files method.


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.