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Gurusamy Sarathy

NAME

pod2plaintext - function to convert POD data to formatted ASCII text

Pod::PlainText - a class for converting POD data to formatted ASCII text

SYNOPSIS

    use Pod::PlainText;
    pod2plaintext("perlfunc.pod");

or

    use Pod::PlainText;
    package MyParser;
    @ISA = qw(Pod::PlainText);

    sub new {
       ## constructor code ...
    }

    ## implementation of appropriate subclass methods ...

    package main;
    $parser = new MyParser;
    @ARGV = ('-')  unless (@ARGV > 0);
    for (@ARGV) {
       $parser->parse_from_file($_);
    }

REQUIRES

perl5.004, Pod::Select, Term::Cap, Exporter, Carp

EXPORTS

pod2plaintext()

DESCRIPTION

Pod::PlainText is a module that can convert documentation in the POD format (such as can be found throughout the Perl distribution) into formatted ASCII. Termcap is optionally supported for boldface/underline, and can be enabled via $Pod::PlainText::termcap=1. If termcap has not been enabled, then backspaces will be used to simulate bold and underlined text.

A separate pod2plaintext program is included that is primarily a wrapper for Pod::PlainText::pod2plaintext().

The single function pod2plaintext() can take one or two arguments. The first should be the name of a file to read the pod from, or "<&STDIN" to read from STDIN. A second argument, if provided, should be a filehandle glob where output should be sent.

SEE ALSO

Pod::Parser.

AUTHOR

Tom Christiansen <tchrist@mox.perl.com>

Modified to derive from Pod::Parser by Brad Appleton <bradapp@enteract.com>