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Hello perlanswers and welcome to the monastery and to wonderful world of Perl!

There are many way to do it but I found the following particulary useful and versatile: The Dynamic Duo --or-- Holy Getopt::Long, Pod::UsageMan!

Infact Pod::Usage can semplfy a lot such part of a program: it can shows sections of your choice of the POD embed in the program (I'm used to put the POD after the __DATA__ token), it has the ability to modify the exit value with the useful NOEXIT feature.

The module can semplify a lot the help and manual commandline options; let's see it's recommendend usage:

use strict; use Pod::Usage; use Getopt::Long; ## Parse options my %opt; GetOptions(\%opt, "help|?", "man", "flag1") || pod2usage(2); pod2usage(1) if ($opt{help}); pod2usage(-exitval => 0, -verbose => 2) if ($opt{man}); ## Check for too many filenames pod2usage("$0: Too many files given.\n") if (@ARGV > 1);

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In reply to Re: how to write script usage sub routine for the perl file? the dynamic duo with Pod::Usage by Discipulus
in thread how to write script usage sub routine for the perl file? by perlanswers

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