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Pod::Simple::Checker -- check the Pod syntax of a document


  perl -MPod::Simple::Checker -e \
   "exit Pod::Simple::Checker->filter(shift)->any_errata_seen" \


This class is for checking the syntactic validity of Pod. It works by basically acting like a simple-minded version of Pod::Simple::Text that formats only the "Pod Errors" section (if Pod::Simple even generates one for the given document).

This is a subclass of Pod::Simple and inherits all its methods.


Pod::Simple, Pod::Simple::Text, Pod::Checker


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This module is managed in an open GitHub repository, Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone and send patches!

Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to <>.


Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

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

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <>. But don't bother him, he's retired.

Pod::Simple is maintained by:

  • Allison Randal

  • Hans Dieter Pearcey

  • David E. Wheeler