JSAN::Shell - JavaScript Archive Network Client Shell


JSAN::Shell provides command handling and dispatch for the jsan user application. It interprates these commands and provides the appropriate instructions to the JSAN::Client and JSAN::Transport APIs to download and install JSAN modules.

Why Do A New Shell?

The JavaScript Archive Network, like its predecessor CPAN, is a large system with quite a number of different parts.

In an effort to have a usable repository up, running and usable as quickly as possible, some systems (such as the original JSAN shell) were built with the understanding that they would be replaced by lighter, more scalable and more comprehensive (but much slower to write) replacements eventually.

JSAN::Shell represents the rewrite of the end-user JSAN shell component, with JSAN::Client providing the seperate and more general programmatic client interface.



Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at

For other issues, contact the author.


Adam Kennedy <>


jsan, JSAN::Client,


Copyright 2005 - 2010 Adam Kennedy.

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