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pmdesc (1)

Name

pmdesc - print out version and whatis description of perl modules

Synopsis

Please see following description for synopsis

Description

User Contributed Perl Documentation                                  PMDESC(1)



NAME
       pmdesc - print out version and whatis description of perl modules

DESCRIPTION
       Given one or more module names, show the version number (if known) and
       the `whatis' line, that is, the NAME section's description, typically
       used for generation whatis databases.

EXAMPLES
           $ pmdesc IO::Socket
           IO::Socket (1.25) - Object interface to socket communications

           $ oldperl pmdesc IO::Socket
           IO::Socket (1.1603) - Object interface to socket communications

           $ pmdesc `pminst -s | perl -lane 'print $F[1] if $F[0] =~ /site/'`
           XML::Parser::Expat (2.19) - Lowlevel access to James Clark's expat XML parser
           XML::Parser (2.19) - A perl module for parsing XML documents

RESTRICTIONS
       This only works on modules.  It should also work on filenames, but then
       it's a bit tricky finding out the package to call the VERSION method
       on.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+----------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |      ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
       +---------------+----------------------------+
       |Availability   | library/perl-5/pmtools-526 |
       +---------------+----------------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted                |
       +---------------+----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       pmdesc(1) pminst(1) pmpath(1) pmvers(1)

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".



NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from
       http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/M/ML/MLFISHER/pmtools-2.0.0.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://search.cpan.org/dist/pmtools/.



perl v5.26.2                      2014-02-04                         PMDESC(1)