faqpods man page

faqpods — print out pod paths for the standard perl faqs


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 start in "perlfaq" 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.

Alternatively, "vendorlib" CPAN perlfaq files, if any, are listed in case none are supplied by the core installation.


    $ podgrep typeglob `faqpods`

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

    $ podgrep -i thread `filsperl faqpods`

See Also

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


Copyright (C) 1999 Tom Christiansen.

Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Mark Leighton Fisher.


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

basepods(1), podgrep(1), pods(1), sitepods(1), stdpods(1).

2017-07-28 perl v5.26.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation