Dist::Zilla::App::Command::issues - Print the count of outstanding RT and github issues for your distribution


version 0.011


  $ dzil issues


This is a command plugin for Dist::Zilla. It provides the issues command, which acts as [CheckIssues would during the build: prints the RT and/or github issue counts for your distribution.


If you have [CheckIssues] in your dist.ini, its configuration is used (with the exception of repo which is always valid). Otherwise, the command-line options come into play:


Checks your distribution's queue at Defaults to true. (You should leave this enabled even if you have your main issue list on github, as sometimes tickets still end up on RT.)


Checks the issue list on github for your distribution; does nothing if your distribution is not hosted on github, as listed in your distribution's metadata. Defaults to true.


Same as --rt --github

--colour or --color

Uses Term::ANSIColor to colour-code the results according to severity. Defaults to true.

--repo <string>

The URL of the github repository. This is normally fetched from the resources field in metadata, but can be explicitly passed if your distribution's plugins cannot yet determine the repository location (for example you haven't configured the git remote spec).



Bugs may be submitted through the RT bug tracker (or

There is also a mailing list available for users of this distribution, at

There is also an irc channel available for users of this distribution, at #distzilla on

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Karen Etheridge <>


This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Karen Etheridge.

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