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Perinci::CmdLine::Plugin::Run::DumpObject - Dump object mode


This document describes version 1.929 of Perinci::CmdLine::Plugin::Run::DumpObject (from Perl distribution Perinci-CmdLine-Lite), released on 2023-11-23.


A Run:: plugin is the main plugin that runs at the run event, which is fired by Perinci::CmdLine's run() method.

Multiple Run::* plugins can be registered at the run event, but only one will actually run because they return 201 code which instruct Perinci::CmdLine to end the event early.

The Run::DumpObject plugin handler first check if the PERINCI_CMDLINE_DUMP_OBJECT variable is set to a true value (containing some label e.g. foo). If not, then the handler declines.

The handler then dumps the main Perinci::CmdLine object and exits.

This mode can be used by tools like shcompgen to extract the command-line options.




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To contribute, you can send patches by email/via RT, or send pull requests on GitHub.

Most of the time, you don't need to build the distribution yourself. You can simply modify the code, then test via:

 % prove -l

If you want to build the distribution (e.g. to try to install it locally on your system), you can install Dist::Zilla, Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, Pod::Weaver::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, and sometimes one or two other Dist::Zilla- and/or Pod::Weaver plugins. Any additional steps required beyond that are considered a bug and can be reported to me.


This software is copyright (c) 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 by perlancar <>.

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


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.