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Dist::Zilla::Plugin::PruneCruft - prune stuff that you probably don't mean to include


version 6.025


This plugin tries to compensate for the stupid crap that turns up in your working copy, removing it before it gets into your dist and screws everything up.

In your dist.ini:


If you would like to exclude certain exclusions, use the except option (it can be specified multiple times):

  except = \.gitignore
  except = t/.*/\.keep$

This plugin is included in the @Basic bundle.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Dist::Zilla plugins: @Basic, PruneFiles, ManifestSkip.


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2022 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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