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NAME

minicpan - uses CPAN::Mini to create or update a local mirror

SYNOPSIS

 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)

DESCRIPTION

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.

CONFIGURATION FILE

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

TO DO

Improve command-line options.

SEE ALSO

Randal Schwartz's original article, which can be found here:

  http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/LinuxMag/col42.html

AUTHORS

Randal Schwartz <merlyn@stonehenge.com> did all the work.

Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org> made a module and distribution.

This code was copyrighted in 2004, and is released under the same terms as Perl itself.