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Re^2: Module Finder

by Dietz (Curate)
on Oct 19, 2006 at 06:21 UTC ( #579283=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Module Finder
in thread Module Finder

If you have perldoc available on your system (some sysadmins refuse to install it), it's as easy as:

on AIX:

$ perldoc -l File::Find /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/File/Find.pm
or on Windows (returning backslashes):
C:\>perldoc -l File::Find C:\Perl\lib\File\Find.pm


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Re^3: Module Finder
by innominate (Beadle) on Oct 31, 2006 at 15:26 UTC
    That's definately a good way to find a module, but if I don't know the root or branches, it does me no good...

      The example with perldoc wasn't meant to be a reply to your OP. It was a reply to blazar's File::Find one liner.

      However, if you happen to know the full last part of the module name you're searching for (i.e. Digest::MD5) you could use a recursive search (-r) to find the path to the pm file:

      $ perldoc -l -r MD5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8/Digest/MD5.pm

      Update:
      I just noticed that perldoc doesn't show multiple matches:

      $ perldoc -li html::parser /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/Parser.pm $ perldoc -li xml::parser /usr/lib/perl5/XML/Parser.pm $ perldoc -lri parser /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/Parser.pm

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