Author image Jérôme Quelin
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File::ShareDir::PathClass - File::ShareDir returning Path::Class objects


version 1.112440


    use File::ShareDir::PathClass '-all';
    my $dir = dist_dir("File-ShareDir-PathClass")
    # $dir is a Path::Class object now

    # - or -

    use File::ShareDir::PathClass;
    my $dir = File::ShareDir::PathClass->dist_dir("File-ShareDir-PathClass");
    # $dir is a Path::Class object now


This module is just a wrapper around File::ShareDir functions, transforming their return value to Path::Class objects. This allows for easier usage of the value.

Refer to File::ShareDir (section FUNCTIONS) for a list of which functions are supported.

File::ShareDir::PathClass supports both a procedural and a clas methods API.

Procedural mode

All functions are exportable. Nothing is exported by default, though. One has to list which function(s) she wants to import.

Some groups are defined for your convenience:

  • all - all available functions.

Note that this module is exporting subs via Sub::Exporter, so groups are available either as :group or -group. One can also play any trick supported by Sub::Exporter, check its documentation for further information.

Class method mode

Otherwise, functions are available as class methods, called as:


In this case, one doesn't need to import anything during module use-age.


Find other relevant information in File::ShareDir and Path::Class.

You can also look for information on this module at:


Jerome Quelin


This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Jerome Quelin.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.