A nice shortcut is

perl -e 'use Some::Module 9e9'
It is worth noting that perl -MSome::Module=9e9 -e1 works only if that module is Exporter-based, because -M passes that number as an import argument instead of a version number, but then Exporter interprets it as a version number.

In reply to Re^2: Find perl module version from command-line by ambrus
in thread Find perl module version from command-line by lachoy

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