tkpp man page

tkpp — frontend to pp written in Perl/Tk.


You just have to execute command line : tkpp


Tkpp is a GUI frontend to pp, which can turn perl scripts into stand-alone PAR files, perl scripts or executables.

You can save command line generated, load and save your Tkpp configuration GUI. Below is a short explanation of tkpp GUI.


File -> Save command line

When you build or display command line in the Tkpp GUI, you can save the command line in a separated file. This command line can be executed from a terminal.

File -> Save configuration

You can save your GUI configuration (all options used) to load and execute it next time.

File -> Load configuration

Load your saved file configuration. All saved options will be set in the GUI.

File -> Exit

Close Tkpp.

Help -> Tkpp documentation

Display POD documentation of Tkpp.

Help -> pp documentation

Display POD documentation of pp.

Help -> About Tkpp

Display version and authors of Tkpp.

Help -> About pp

Display version and authors of pp ( pp --version).

Tabs GUI

There are five tabs in GUI : General Options, Information, Size, Other Options and Output.

All tabs contain all options which can be used with pp. All default pp options are kept. You can now set as you want the options. When your have finished, you can display the command line or start building your package. You will have the output tab to see error or verbose messages.


In Win32 system, the building is executed in a separate process, then the GUI is not frozen.

The first time you use Tkpp, it will tell you to install some CPAN modules to use the GUI (like Tk, Tk::ColoredButton...).

See Also

pp, PAR


Tkpp was written by Doug Gruber and rewrite by Djibril Ousmanou. In the event this application breaks, you get both pieces :-)