pfcat man page

pfcat — grep out function definitions from perlfunc


This program uses podgrep program to search your configuration's perlfunc for function definitions.  It honors a -f flag to  format through pod2text and a -p flag to send the output through the pager.  (Actually, it just passes these to podgrep.)


    $ pfcat seek
    (find all seek functions (including sysseek))

    $ pfcat -pf sprintf
    (sprintf function is formated and sent to pager)

    $ pfcat -f '\bint\b'
    /usr/local/devperl/lib/5.00554/pod/perlfunc.pod chunk 506
    int EXPR

    Returns the integer portion of EXPR. If EXPR is omitted, uses
    `$_'. You should not use this for rounding, because it truncates
    towards `0', and because machine representations of floating point
    numbers can sometimes produce counterintuitive results. Usually
    `sprintf()' or `printf()', or the `POSIX::floor' or `POSIX::ceil'
    functions, would serve you better.

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

    $ oldperl -S pfcat open

See Also



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".

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2017-02-11 perl v5.24.1 User Contributed Perl Documentation