pmfunc man page

pmfunc — cat out a function from a module

Description

Given a fully-qualified function, this program opens up the file and attempts to cat out the source for that function.

Examples

$ pmfunc Cwd::getcwd
sub getcwd
{
    abs_path('.');
}

Restrictions

Only subroutines that are defined in the normal fashion are seen, since a simple pattern-match is what does the extraction. Those loaded other ways, such as via AUTOLOAD, typeglob aliasing, or in an "eval", will all necessarily be missed.

This is mostly here for people who are too lazy to type

    sed '/^sub getcwd/,/}/p' `pmpath Cwd`
or
    perl -ne 'print if /^sub\s+getcwd\b/ .. /}/' `pmpath Cwd`

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".

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