File::Share - Extend File::ShareDir to Local Libraries
use File::Share ':all';
my $dir = dist_dir('Foo-Bar');
my $file = dist_file('Foo-Bar', 'file.txt');
This module is a dropin replacement for File::ShareDir. It supports the dist_dir and dist_file functions, except these functions have been enhanced to understand when the developer's local ./share/ directory should be used.
NOTE: module_dist and module_file are not yet supported, because (afaik) there is no well known way to populate per-module share files. This may change in the future. Please contact me if you know how to do this.
Module::Install has an install_share directive that allows you to install various files associated with a distribution. By convention, module authors always put these in a directory called share/. However, File::ShareDir can only find files after they have been installed. This can be problematic when running development tests.
File::Share will look for a local share directory, if it notices that the module corresponding was loaded from a development path.
Devel::Local gives you an easy way to use a bunch of source repositories as though their lib and bin directories had already been installed. File::Share lets you play along with that.
Ingy döt Net <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2011-2014. Ingy döt Net.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install File::Share, 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.