in reply to Re: I can't find anything
in thread I can't find anything

Yeah I know, I've been here a while. This place is amazing (as opposed the scary flame-fest comp.lang.perl.misc (or Godzilla/Purl Gurl/Kira & Frank Town)). This more of a rant than a question. I've done a lot of cool stuff with Perl (log reading, a lot of log reading) but I get stumped now and again. I just don't use it often enough. I should just take 20 minutes a day a code something, anything, you know until my abs are rock solid ;)
There's more than one way to do it, but only some of them actually work.

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Re: Re: Re: I can't find anything
by shenme (Priest) on Nov 07, 2003 at 02:00 UTC
    And when you get stumped, sometimes all you need to do is mutter into the chatterbox "How do I get the last modify date/time for a file?" and you'll get a clue or two...     (but write down the clues in a notes files like someone suggested - I do)
Re: Re: Re: I can't find anything
by Arunbear (Prior) on Nov 06, 2003 at 21:24 UTC
    If PPM doesn't work, you can try this:

    download the module's distibution from CPAN and unzip it in to a temp directory.

    Copy any .pm files (and any subdirectories with .pm files) to the appropriate location under c:\perl\site\lib. e.g. the File::Backup distribution contains a file called which you can copy to c:\perl\site\lib\File\

    Limitations: If the module depends on other modules, you will have to repeat the process for them. You'll have to build the HTML docs yourself - otherwise just use the docs on the web. Finally, this will only work for pure Perl modules.

    I've had to resort to this many times - Parrot/Perl6 where art thou!
      Please don't do that. I highly suggest you learn how to install modules properly , it's not that hard, but it is worth doing right (i'd say crucial).

      Tutorials -> A Guide to Installing Modules

      MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
      I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
      ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.