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Re: Searching POD documentation on windoz

by tsee (Curate)
on Dec 10, 2006 at 13:26 UTC ( #588898=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Searching POD documentation on windoz

As an additional means of accessing the locally installed Perl documentation, I would suggest Slaven Rezic's Tk::Pod and the tkpod program that comes with it.

Tk applications might look a little old-fashioned to most, but I found this tool to be valuable.


  • Install Tk::Pod (using PPM or from CPAN using "cpan")
  • Install perlindex the same way. If installing via CPAN, you should type "cpan Text::English". (perlindex might be what you're looking for anyway.)
  • Run "perlindex -index" (wait).
  • Run "tkpod".
  • Select "Search Fulltext" from the "Search" menu.
  • Type the keyword.
  • Enjoy


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Re^2: Searching POD documentation on windoz
by NatureFocus (Scribe) on Dec 11, 2006 at 17:58 UTC
    Hi Steffen,

    I downloaded perlindex and tkpod from Active State (I am running on Windoz XP) and tried them out. perlindex -index created the indexes (at c:\ ). I tried tkpod, but the search failed because it could not find the indexes. Checking around I believe that perlindex is not recognizing windows correctly and also some config settings are not set right on my Active state perl.

    I can probably hack it up and get it to work, but I noticed on your website you have a hacked up version already. Would it be closer to what I need, or should I hack up my own?

    Thanks -Eugene

    UPDATE- I found a patched version of perlindex (CPAN bugs area) that works with Windoz. It fixes the missing Config settings and TTY device errors on windows.

    I also have tkpod mostly working except for some problems with Config again, but it looks like it will do most of what I need. Thanks

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