Dist::Zilla::Plugin::RewriteVersion::Sanitized This is a subclass of "[RewriteVersion]" that applies version sanitization from all the various possible input sources ( Similar to "[Git::NextVersion::Sanitized]" ) by applying "Dist::Zilla::Role::Version::Sanitize" to it. Using this module instead of "[RewriteVersion]" allows you to do V=2.6.0 dzil release And V will be interpreted as if you'd written "V=2.006000" For details on the parameters this "plugin" takes, see the documentation for Dist::Zilla::Role::Version::Sanitize. INSTALLATION This is a Perl module distribution. It should be installed with whichever tool you use to manage your installation of Perl, e.g. any of cpanm . cpan . cpanp -i . Consult http://www.cpan.org/modules/INSTALL.html for further instruction. Should you wish to install this module manually, the procedure is perl Makefile.PL make make test make install COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Kent Fredric <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.