minicpan - uses CPAN::Mini to create or update a local mirror
minicpan [options] Options -l LOCAL - where is the local minicpan? (required) -r REMOTE - where is the remote cpan mirror? (required) -d 0### - permissions (numeric) to use when creating directories -f - check all directories, even if indices are unchanged -p - mirror perl, ponie, and parrot distributions -q - run in quiet mode (don't print status) -qq - run in silent mode (don't even print warnings)
This simple shell script just updates (or creates) a miniature CPAN mirror as described in CPAN::Mini.
The local and remote mirror locations are (for now) hardcoded and should be updated before running this script for the first time.
minicpan will read the file
~/.minicpanrc to get configuration information. The file is a simple set of names and values, as in the following example:
local: /home/rjbs/mirrors/minicpan/ remote: http://your.favorite.cpan/cpan/ exact_mirror: 1
Improve command-line options.
Randal Schwartz's original article, which can be found here:
Randal Schwartz <firstname.lastname@example.org> did all the work.
Ricardo SIGNES <email@example.com> made a module and distribution.
This code was copyrighted in 2004, and is released under the same terms as Perl itself.