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NAME

cpan - easily interact with CPAN from the command line

SYNOPSIS

        # with arguments and no switches, installs specified modules
        cpan module_name [ module_name ... ]

        # with switches, installs modules with extra behavior
        cpan [-cfimt] module_name [ module_name ... ]

        # without arguments, starts CPAN shell
        cpan

        # without arguments, but some switches
        cpan [-ahrvACDLO]

DESCRIPTION

This script provides a command interface (not a shell) to CPAN.pm.

Meta Options

These options are mutually exclusive, and the script processes them in this order: [hvCAar]. Once the script finds one, it ignores the others, and then exits after it finishes the task. The script ignores any other command line options.

-a

Creates the CPAN.pm autobundle with CPAN::Shell->autobundle.

-A module [ module ... ]

Shows the primary maintainers for the specified modules

-C module [ module ... ]

Show the Changes files for the specified modules

-D module [ module ... ]

Show the module details. This prints one line for each out-of-date module (meaning, modules locally installed but have newer versions on CPAN). Each line has three columns: module name, local version, and CPAN version.

-L author [ author ... ]

List the modules by the specified authors.

-h

Prints a help message.

-O

Show the out-of-date modules.

-r

Recompiles dynamically loaded modules with CPAN::Shell->recompile.

-v

Print the script version and CPAN.pm version.

Module options

These options are mutually exclusive, and the script processes them in alphabetical order. It only processes the first one it finds.

c

Runs a `make clean` in the specified module's directories.

f

Forces the specified action, when it normally would have failed.

i

Installed the specified modules.

m

Makes the specified modules.

t

Runs a `make test` on the specified modules.

Examples

        # print a help message
        cpan -h

        # print the version numbers
        cpan -v

        # create an autobundle
        cpan -a

        # recompile modules
        cpan -r

        # install modules ( sole -i is optional )
        cpan -i Netscape::Booksmarks Business::ISBN

        # force install modules ( must use -i )
        cpan -fi CGI::Minimal URI

TO DO

BUGS

* none noted

SEE ALSO

Most behaviour, including environment variables and configuration, comes directly from CPAN.pm.

SOURCE AVAILABILITY

This source is part of a SourceForge project which always has the latest sources in CVS, as well as all of the previous releases.

        http://sourceforge.net/projects/brian-d-foy/

If, for some reason, I disappear from the world, one of the other members of the project can shepherd this module appropriately.

CREDITS

Japheth Cleaver added the bits to allow a forced install (-f).

Jim Brandt suggest and provided the initial implementation for the up-to-date and Changes features.

AUTHOR

brian d foy, <bdfoy@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2001-2006, brian d foy, All Rights Reserved.

You may redistribute this under the same terms as Perl itself.




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