mkselfextract - Creates a self-extracting perl script.
mkselfextract source.pl archive.zip > output.pl mkselfextract --output=output.pl source.pl archive.zip
mkselfextract combines a file containing Perl code and a compressed zip archive into a single file. This file can be run as a Perl program, which as its first action will extract the data in the zip file into a temporary directory.
To create such a self-extracting script, you can do something like the following:
% zip -r9 distrib.zip src/ doc/ lib/ bin/ % mkselfextract setup-script.pl distrib.zip > setup.pl
mkselfextract supports the following options:
mkselfextractemits the created script on stdout. The
--outputoption tells it to write the script to the given file instead.
If you need to specify the location of the
perlbinary, you can override the default
/usr/bin/perlwith this option. This value is used only for the initial
#!line in the created script.
Copyright 2004 Greg Fast (email@example.com)
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.