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Pod Usage

by perl@newbie (Novice)
on Sep 09, 2005 at 09:13 UTC ( #490479=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
perl@newbie has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks, I am using Pod::usage with Getopt::Long in perl script. For some errors i want to show only my error message and dont want pod to show SYNOPSIS or something else. Is it a way to tell pod2usage module to show only message and nothing else on STDOUT.
Eg. pod2usage( -message => "Syntax Error: Target should be x or y or z")  if($target !~ /..../); Giving this prints the message alongwith the SYNOPSIS Section Eg
"Syntax Error: Target should be x or y or z"
Usage
blah blah blah

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Re: Pod Usage
by Random_Walk (Prior) on Sep 09, 2005 at 10:17 UTC

    Is this what you are looking for ?

    if ($target !~ /..../) { print "Syntax Error: Target should be x or y or z\n"; pod2usage(-verbose => 1); # just the usage exit; }

    Update

    BTW, as I see you are a perl@newbie are you using strict and warnings in your script? If not have a look at Use strict warnings and diagnostics or die to see why it is a good idea.

    Cheers,
    R.

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Re: Pod Usage
by VSarkiss (Monsignor) on Sep 09, 2005 at 16:29 UTC

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