NAME


pmdesc3 - List name, version, and description of all installed perl modules and PODs


SYNOPSIS

    pmdesc3.pl
    pmdesc3.pl ~/perllib


DESCRIPTION

  pmdesc3.pl [-h] [-s] [-t ddd] [-v dd] [--] [dir [dir [dir [...]]]]
  OPTIONS:  -h     : print help message; show search path
            -s     : sort output (not under Windows)
            -t ddd : name column has width ddd (1-3 digits); default 36
            -v  dd : version column has width dd (1-2 digits); default 10

Find name, version and description of all installed Perl modules and PODs. If no directories given, searches @INC . The first column of the output (see below) can be used as module name or FAQ-name for perldoc.

Some modules are split into a pm-file and an accompanying pod-file. The version number is always taken from the pm-file.

The description found will be cut down to a length of at most 150 characters (prevents slurping in big amount of faulty docs).

Output

The output looks like this:

   ...
IO::Socket         (1.28)  Object interface to socket communications
IO::Socket::INET   (1.27)  Object interface for AF_INET domain sockets
IO::Socket::UNIX   (1.21)  Object interface for AF_UNIX domain sockets
IO::Stty           (n/a)   <description not available>
IO::Tty            (1.02)  Low-level allocate a pseudo-Tty, import constants.
IO::Tty::Constant  (n/a)   Terminal Constants (autogenerated)
   ...

The three parts module name, version and description are separated by at least one blank.


REQUIREMENTS

ExtUtils::MakeMaker, File::Find, Getopt::Std


BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

The command line switch -s (sort) is not available under non-UNIX operating systems. An additional shell sort command can be used.

There are no known bugs in this module.

Please report problems to Fritz Mehner, mehner@fh-swf.de .


AUTHORS

  Tom Christiansen, tchrist@perl.com (pmdesc)
  Aristotle, http://qs321.pair.com/~monkads/ (pmdesc2)
  Fritz Mehner, mehner@fh-swf.de (pmdesc3.pl)


NOTES

pmdesc3.pl is based on pmdesc2 (Aristotle, http://qs321.pair.com/~monkads/). pmdesc3.pl adds extensions and bugfixes.

pmdesc2 is based on pmdesc (Perl Cookbook, 1. Ed., recipe 12.19). pmdesc2 is at least one magnitude faster than pmdesc.


VERSION

1.2.3