IO::Pager & IO::Pager::Perl

IO::Pager - Select a pager and pipe text to it if destination is a TTY
IO::Pager::Perl - A pure perl pager engine

IO::Pager::Perl is used in the IO::Pager::less IO::Pager subclass,
but is also a free-standing library ready to be incorporated into
other code.

IO::Pager is lightweight and can be used to locate an available pager
and set the PAGER environment variable sanely or as a factory for
creating objects defined elsewhere such as IO::Pager::Buffered,
IO::Pager::Unbuffered, and IO::Pager::less which provides a pure perl
pager called tp.

IO::Pager subclasses are designed to programmatically decide whether
or not to pipe a filehandle's output to a program specified in PAGER.
Subclasses may inherit from IO::Pager, and implement the IO handle
methods desired.


To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   # Run non-interactive tests
   make test
   # Run interactive tests
   perl -Mblib interactive
   make install


Multiple core modules are used:
base, Env, File::Spec, File::Which, IO::Handle, PerlIO, SelectSaver,
Symbol, Text::Wrap, Tie::Handle

Term::ReadKey is also require for IO::Pager::less, IO::Pager::Perl and tp.
Win32::Console::ANSI, included in some distributions of Win32 perl like
Strawberry is recommended on Windows for IO::Pager::less et al. to function.

Test::More is used during the installation procedure.


IO::Pager is intended to be as portable as possible, I've tested it on numerous
platform and perl version combinations. Most work fine though you may run
into quirks, it tends to be happiest under perl built with perlio not stdio.


IO::Pager::Perl - Jerrad Pierce & Jeff Weisberg, Perl Artistic License

All Else - Copyright (C) 2003-2020 Jerrad Pierce:

 * Thou shalt not claim ownership of unmodified materials.
 * Thou shalt not claim whole ownership of modified materials.
 * Thou shalt grant the indemnity of the provider of materials.
 * Thou shalt use and dispense freely without other restrictions.

  Or, if you prefer:

  This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.0 or, at your
  option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.