pom2 - convert POD to Text, HTML, etc., with Pod::POM


    pom2 text > MyFile.txt
    pom2 html > MyFile.html
    pom2 pod > Myfile.pod

    pom2 format [options] >


This script uses Pod::POM to convert a Pod document into text, HTML, back into Pod (e.g. to normalise a document to fix any markup errors), or any other format for which you have a view module.

If the viewer is not one of the viewers bundled with Pod::POM, the script searches for an installed Pod::POM::View module that matches the specified format. For example if you have Pod::POM::View::DocBook installed then you could say:

    pod2 docbook > MyFile.xml

If any options other than --help are specified then they are passed to the constructor method of the view class. For example:

    pod2 docbook --root=chapter --titlecasing > MyFile.xml

would convert the Pod document to a DocBook chapter document with the titlecasing option enabled. Note that any string prefixed by "--" is taken as a valid option and passed to the constructor; if no value is specified then a value of 1 is passed in.


Andy Wardley <>

extended by Andrew Ford <>


This is version 0.3 of pom2.


Copyright (C) 2000, 2001 Andy Wardley. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright (C) 2009 Andrew Ford. All Rights Reserved.

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


For further information please see Pod::POM.