cgiapp-starter man page

cgiapp-starter — creates a skeleton CGI::Application project


 cgiapp-starter --module=MyApp --author="Jaldhar H. Vyas"




    --module=module  Module name 
    --dir=dirname    Directory name to create new module in (optional)

    --builder=module Build with 'ExtUtils::MakeMaker' or 'Module::Build'
    --eumm           Same as --builder=ExtUtils::MakeMaker
    --mb             Same as --builder=Module::Build
    --mi             Same as --builder=Module::Install

    --author=name    Author's name (required)
    --email=email    Author's email (required)
    --license=type   License under which the module will be distributed
                     (default is the same license as perl)

    --verbose        Print progress messages while working
    --force          Delete pre-existing files if needed

    --help           Show this message


Set up the skeleton of a CGI::Application-based project, including a module, some templates and some automated tests.

By default the skeleton files will come within a shared directory where Module::Starter::Plugin::CGIApp is stored. See File::ShareDir for more information on how this works.


cgiapp-starter will look for a configuration file before reading its command line parameters.  The default location is "$HOME/.module-starter/config" but if the MODULE_STARTER_DIR environment variable is set, cgiapp-starter will look for "config" in that directory.

The configuration file is just a list of names and values, separated by colons. Values that take lists are just space separated.  A sample configuration file might read:

 author: Jaldhar H. Vyas
 template_dir: ~/.module-starter/cgiapp/templates
 colors: red green blue

This format may become more elaborate in the future, but a file of this type should remain valid.


2017-06-06 perl v5.26.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation