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version 0.42


  reply [-lb] [-I dir] [-M mod] [--version] [--help] [--cfg file]


This script runs the Reply shell. It looks for a configuration file in .replyrc in your home directory, and will generate a basic configuration for you if that file does not exist.

See the Reply documentation for more information about using and configuring this program.


reply takes these command line options:

-I lib

Adds the given directory to @INC.


Equivalent to -I lib.


Equivalent to -I blib/lib -I blib/arch.

-M Carp::Always

Loads the specified module before starting the repl. It is loaded within the repl, so things like exporting work properly.

--cfg ~/.replyrc

Specifies a different configuration file to use. ~/.replyrc is the default.


Displays the program version.


Displays usage information.


Jesse Luehrs <doy@tozt.net>


2024-01-25 perl v5.38.2 User Contributed Perl Documentation