podpath man page

podpath — print the path to the Pod


podpath prints the path to the Pod. podpath calls stdpods underneath if the Pod name includes 'perl'. Otherwise, it searches down @INC, printing the '.pod' filename if there is a separate Pod file, otherwise printing the 'pm' filename. This accommodates systems where the Pod lives in a separate file from the module file.


$ podpath Cwd

It works with alternate installations, too:

$ devperl -S podpath perlfunc
$ oldperl -S podpath IO::Handle
$ filsperl -S podpath Thread

See Also

stdpods(1), pmpath(1), perlmodlib(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), faqpods(1), modpods(1), podgrep(1), pods(1), sitepods(1), stdpods(1).

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