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Re^2: Find perl module version from command-line
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The extra output is being generated by the CPAN module itself. I checked out the code on mine and I don't see any conditionals or anything that could be passed to supress that output. So, the simple answer is to grep for what you want or use perlmodver.pl CPAN | tail +5 because I don't think there's much you can do from the perl side that doesn't require putting more effort into it than it's worth.
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