NAME

mkselfextract - Creates a self-extracting perl script.

SYNOPSIS

    mkselfextract <perlsourcefile> <zipfile>

DESCRIPTION

mkselfextract combines a file containing Perl code and a compressed zip archive into a single file. This file can be run as a Perl program, which as its first action will extract the data in the zip file into a temporary directory.

To create such a self-extracting script, you can do something like the following:

    % zip -r9 distrib.zip src/ doc/ lib/ bin/
    % mkselfextract setup-script.pl distrib.zip > setup.pl

SEE ALSO

Archive::SelfExtract, perl.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2004 Greg Fast (gdf@speakeasy.net)

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