dir-dump - the File::Dir::Dumper command line application.


version 0.6.1


dir-dump [-o output-file.txt] /path/to/directory/to/dump

(dir-dump --man displays the man page)


Run this program with the path to the directory to dump to produce a dump on the standard output.

Run it with -o output-file.txt to write to output-file.txt.

One can also specify multiple --digest [digest] arguments in order to specify which digests to calculate for each plain file. See the Digest module for information.

Digests' Cache

In order to speed up the digests' calculation in subsequent runs, one can specify --digest-cache FS and --digest-cache-param path="$HOME/path/to/dedicated/cache/dir" .

SEE ALSO - File-Dir-Dumper on the CPAN.


Shlomi Fish,



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Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-file-dir-dumper at, or through the web interface at You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

  git clone


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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.


This software is Copyright (c) 2008 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License