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NAME

cpan - easily interact with CPAN from the command line

SYNOPSIS


        # with arguments, installs specified modules
        cpan module_name [ module_name ... ]


        # with switches, installs modules with extra behavior
        cpan [-cimt] module_name [ module_name ... ]


        # without arguments, starts CPAN shell
        cpan


        # without arguments, but some switches
        cpan [-ahrv]

DESCRIPTION

This script provides a command interface (not a shell) to CPAN.pm.

Meta Options

These options are mutually exclusive, and the script processes them in this order: [ahvr]. Once the script finds one, it ignores the others, and then exits after it finishes the task. The script ignores any other command line options.
TagDescription
-a Creates the CPAN.pm autobundle with CPAN::Shell->autobundle.
-h Prints a help message.
-r Recompiles dynamically loaded modules with CPAN::Shell->recompile.
-v Print the script version and CPAN.pm version.

Module options

These options are mutually exclusive, and the script processes them in alphabetical order.
TagDescription
c Runs a ‘make clean‘ in the specified module’s directories.
i Installed the specified modules.
m Makes the specified modules.
t Runs a ‘make test‘ on the specified modules.

Examples


        # print a help message
        cpan -h


        # print the version numbers
        cpan -v


        # create an autobundle
        cpan -a


        # recompile modules
        cpan -r


        # install modules
        cpan -i Netscape::Booksmarks Business::ISBN

TO DO

* add options for other CPAN::Shell functions autobundle, clean, make, recompile, test

BUGS

* none noted

SEE ALSO

Most behaviour, including environment variables and configuration, comes directly from CPAN.pm.

AUTHOR

brian d foy <bdfoy@cpan.org>
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