App::PMUtils - Command-line utilities related to Perl modules
This document describes version 0.744 of App::PMUtils (from Perl distribution App-PMUtils), released on 2023-05-12.
This distribution provides the following command-line utilities related to Perl modules:
The main purpose of these utilities is tab completion.
pmabstract(%args) -> [$status_code, $reason, $payload, \%result_meta]
Extract the abstract of locally installed Perl module(s).
This function is not exported.
Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):
module => array[perl::modname]
Returns an enveloped result (an array).
First element ($status_code) is an integer containing HTTP-like status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element ($reason) is a string containing error message, or something like "OK" if status is 200. Third element ($payload) is the actual result, but usually not present when enveloped result is an error response ($status_code is not 2xx). Fourth element (%result_meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information, much like how HTTP response headers provide additional metadata.
Return value: (any)
pmdir(%args) -> [$status_code, $reason, $payload, \%result_meta]
Get directory of locally installed Perl module/prefix.
This is basically a shortcut for:
% pmpath -Pd MODULE_OR_PREFIX_NAME
Sometimes I forgot that pmpath has a -d option, and often intuitively look for a pmdir command.
abs => bool
Absolutify each path.
pm => int (default: 1)
pmc => int (default: 0)
pod => int (default: 0)
pmpath(%args) -> [$status_code, $reason, $payload, \%result_meta]
Get path to locally installed Perl module.
all => bool
Get all found files for each module instead of the first one.
dir => bool
Show directory instead of path.
Also, will return . if not found, so you can conveniently do this on a Unix shell:
% cd C<pmpath -Pd Moose>
and it won't change directory if the module doesn't exist.
prefix => int (default: 0)
pmunlink(%args) -> [$status_code, $reason, $payload, \%result_meta]
Unlink (remove) locally installed Perl module.
This function supports dry-run operation.
-dry_run => bool
Pass -dry_run=>1 to enable simulation mode.
rel2mod(%args) -> any
Convert release name (e.g. Foo-Bar-1.23.tar.gz) to module name (Foo::Bar).
releases* => array[str]
update_this_mod() -> [$status_code, $reason, $payload, \%result_meta]
Update "this" Perl module.
Will use App::ThisDist's this_mod() to find out what the current Perl module is, then run "cpanm -n" against the module. It's a convenient shortcut for:
% this-mod | cpanm -n
For example, mpath from Module::Path distribution is similar to pmpath in App::PMUtils, and mversion from Module::Version distribution is similar to pmversion from App::PMUtils distribution, and so on.
True. The main point of these utilities is shell tab completion, to save typing.
Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/App-PMUtils.
Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-PMUtils.
Below is the list of distributions that provide CLI utilities for various purposes, with the focus on providing shell tab completion feature.
App::DistUtils, utilities related to Perl distributions.
App::DzilUtils, utilities related to Dist::Zilla.
App::GitUtils, utilities related to git.
App::IODUtils, utilities related to IOD configuration files.
App::LedgerUtils, utilities related to Ledger CLI files.
App::PerlReleaseUtils, utilities related to Perl distribution releases.
App::PlUtils, utilities related to Perl scripts.
App::PMUtils, utilities related to Perl modules.
App::ProgUtils, utilities related to programs.
App::WeaverUtils, utilities related to Pod::Weaver.
Steven Haryanto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To contribute, you can send patches by email/via RT, or send pull requests on GitHub.
Most of the time, you don't need to build the distribution yourself. You can simply modify the code, then test via:
% prove -l
If you want to build the distribution (e.g. to try to install it locally on your system), you can install Dist::Zilla, Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, Pod::Weaver::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, and sometimes one or two other Dist::Zilla- and/or Pod::Weaver plugins. Any additional steps required beyond that are considered a bug and can be reported to me.
This software is copyright (c) 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 by perlancar <email@example.com>.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-PMUtils
When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.
To install App::PMUtils, 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.