Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GatherDir - gather all the files in a directory


version 4.102340


This is a very, very simple FileGatherer plugin. It looks in the directory named in the "root" attribute and adds all the files it finds there. If the root begins with a tilde, the tilde is replaced with the current user's home directory according to File::HomeDir.

Almost every dist will be built with one GatherDir plugin, since it's the easiest way to get files from disk into your dist. Most users just need:


...and this will pick up all the files from the current directory into the dist. You can use it multiple times, as you can any other plugin, by providing a plugin name. For example, if you want to include external specification files into a subdir of your dist, you might write:

  ; this plugin needs no config and gathers most of your files

  [GatherDir / SpecFiles]
  ; this plugin gets all the files in the root dir and adds them under ./spec
  root   = ~/projects/my-project/spec
  prefix = spec



This is the directory in which to look for files. If not given, it defaults to the dist root -- generally, the place where your dist.ini or other configuration file is located.


This parameter can be set to gather all the files found under a common directory. See the description above for an example.


By default, files will not be included if they begin with a dot. This goes both for files and for directories relative to the root.

In almost all cases, the default value (false) is correct.


Ricardo SIGNES <>


This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.