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POD2USAGE

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (1)
Updated: 2007-02-16
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NAME

pod2usage - print usage messages from embedded pod docs in files  

SYNOPSIS

pod2usage
[-help] [-man] [-exit exitval] [-output outfile] [-verbose level] [-pathlist dirlist] file
 

OPTIONS AND ARGUMENTS

-help
Print a brief help message and exit.
-man
Print this command's manual page and exit.
-exit exitval
The exit status value to return.
-output outfile
The output file to print to. If the special names ``-'' or ``>&1'' or ``>&STDOUT'' are used then standard output is used. If ``>&2'' or ``>&STDERR'' is used then standard error is used.
-verbose level
The desired level of verbosity to use:

    1 : print SYNOPSIS only
    2 : print SYNOPSIS sections and any OPTIONS/ARGUMENTS sections
    3 : print the entire manpage (similar to running pod2text)

-pathlist dirlist
Specifies one or more directories to search for the input file if it was not supplied with an absolute path. Each directory path in the given list should be separated by a ':' on Unix (';' on MSWin32 and DOS).
file
The pathname of a file containing pod documentation to be output in usage mesage format (defaults to standard input).
 

DESCRIPTION

pod2usage will read the given input file looking for pod documentation and will print the corresponding usage message. If no input file is specifed than standard input is read.

pod2usage invokes the pod2usage() function in the Pod::Usage module. Please see ``pod2usage()'' in Pod::Usage.  

SEE ALSO

Pod::Usage, pod2text(1)  

AUTHOR

Please report bugs using <http://rt.cpan.org>.

Brad Appleton <bradapp@enteract.com>

Based on code for pod2text(1) written by Tom Christiansen <tchrist@mox.perl.com>


 

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