basepods man page

basepods — print out pod paths for the standard perl manpages

Description

This program uses your configuration's "installprivlib" directory to look up the full paths to those pod pages. Any files in that directory whose names end in ".pod" will be printed to the standard output, one per line. This is normally used in backticks to produce a list of filenames for other commands.

Examples

$ podgrep typeglob `basepods`
$ basepods | grep delt
/usr/local/devperl/lib/5.00554/pod/perl5004delta.pod
/usr/local/devperl/lib/5.00554/pod/perl5005delta.pod
/usr/local/devperl/lib/5.00554/pod/perldelta.pod

You can also run this using alternate perl binaries, like so:

$ oldperl -S basepods | grep delt
/usr/lib/perl5/pod/perldelta.pod
$ podgrep -i thread `filsperl basepods | grep delt`
....

See Also

faqpods(1), modpods(1), pods(1), sitepod(1), podpath(1), and stdpod(1).

AUTHORS and COPYRIGHTS

Copyright (C) 1999 Tom Christiansen. Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Mark Leighton Fisher.

License

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: (a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any later version, or (b) the Perl "Artistic License". (This is the Perl 5 licensing scheme.)

Please note this is a change from the original pmtools-1.00 (still available on CPAN), as pmtools-1.00 were licensed only under the Perl "Artistic License".

Referenced By

faqpods(1).

2016-05-15 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation