minicpan - uses CPAN::Mini to create or update a local mirror
-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)
-c CLASS - what class to use to mirror (default: CPAN::Mini)
-C FILE - what config file to use (default: ~/.minicpanrc)
-h - print help and exit
-v - print version and exit
-x - build an exact mirror, getting even normally disallowed files
--offline - operate in offline mode (generally: do nothing)
This simple shell script just updates (or creates) a miniature CPAN mirror as described in CPAN::Mini.
By default, minicpan will read a configuration file to get configuration information. The file is a simple set of names and values, as in the following example:
minicpan tries to find a configuration file through the following process. It takes the first defined it finds:
Use the value specified by -C on the command line
Use the value in the CPAN_MINI_CONFIG environment variable
If the selected file does not exist, minicpan does not keep looking.
You can override this process with a config_file method in your subclass.
See CPAN::Mini for a full listing of available options.
Improve command-line options.
Randal Schwartz's original article, which can be found here:
Randal Schwartz <firstname.lastname@example.org> had the bright idea and wrote the original implementation.
Ricardo SIGNES <email@example.com> brazenly took the script, made a module and distribution, and slowly allowed it to gain features.
This code was copyrighted in 2004, and is released under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install CPAN::Mini, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.