Module::Rename - Utility functions for renaming a module distribution
######## # Shell: ######## $ module-rename Old::Name New::Name Old-Name-Distro ####### # Perl: ####### use Module::Rename; my $ren = Module::Rename->new( name_old => "Old::Name", name_new => "New::Name", ); $ren->find_and_rename($start_dir);
Have you ever created a module distribution, only to realize later that the module hierarchary needed to be changed? All of a sudden,
Cool::Frobnicator didn't sound cool anymore, but needed to be
Going through a module's distribution, changing all package names, variable names, and move the directories around can be a tedious task.
Module::Rename comes with a script
module-rename which takes care of all this:
$ ls Cool-Frobnicator-0.01/ $ module-rename Cool::Frobnicator Util::Frobnicator Cool-Frobnicator-0.01 Cool-Frobnicator-0.01/lib/Cool is empty and can go away.
Done. The directory hierarchy has changed:
$ ls -R Util-Frobnicator-0.01/ ... Util-Frobnicator-0.01/lib/Util/Frobnicator.pm
... and so has the content of all files:
$ grep "package" Util-Frobnicator-0.01/lib/Util/Frobnicator.pm package Util::Frobnicator;
Things to Keep in Mind
module-renamewill rename files and replace their content, so make sure that you have a backup copy in case something goes horribly wrong.
After changing the module hierarchy, some directories might be empty, like the
lib/Cooldirectory above. In this case, a warning will be issued:
Cool-Frobnicator-0.01/lib/Cool is empty and can go away.
and the 'empty' directory gets deleted (even if a CVS subdirectory is in there).
my $renamer = Module::Rename->new(...)
The renamer's constructor takes the following parameters:
Old module name.
New module name.
Reference to an array with directories to exclude from traversing. Preset to
dir_exclude => ['blib']
but can be overridden.
Reference to an array with entries to be ignored in 'empty' directories. Even with these entries being present, a directory will be considered empty and swept away.
dir_ignore => ['CVS'],
but can be overridden.
If set to a true value, 'empty' (see above) subdirectories will be deleted after all renaming and restructuring is done. Defaults to true.
Start searching and replacing in
$start_dirand recurse into it.
Copyright 2005 by Mike Schilli, all rights reserved. This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2005, Mike Schilli <firstname.lastname@example.org>