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ExtUtils::InstallPerlpProgrammers ReferencExtUtils::Installed(3p)


NAME
       ExtUtils::Installed - Inventory management of installed
       modules

SYNOPSIS
          use ExtUtils::Installed;
          my ($inst) = ExtUtils::Installed->new();
          my (@modules) = $inst->modules();
          my (@missing) = $inst->validate("DBI");
          my $all_files = $inst->files("DBI");
          my $files_below_usr_local = $inst->files("DBI", "all", "/usr/local");
          my $all_dirs = $inst->directories("DBI");
          my $dirs_below_usr_local = $inst->directory_tree("DBI", "prog");
          my $packlist = $inst->packlist("DBI");

DESCRIPTION
       ExtUtils::Installed  provides a standard way to find out
       what core and module files have been installed.  It uses
       the information stored in .packlist files created during
       installation to provide this information.  In addition it
       provides facilities to classify the installed files and to
       extract directory information from the .packlist files.

USAGE
       The new() function searches for all the installed .pack-
       lists on the system, and stores their contents. The .pack-
       lists can be queried with the functions described below.

FUNCTIONS
       new()
           This takes no parameters, and searches for all the
           installed .packlists on the system.  The packlists are
           read using the ExtUtils::packlist module.

       modules()
           This returns a list of the names of all the installed
           modules.  The perl 'core' is given the special name
           'Perl'.

       files()
           This takes one mandatory parameter, the name of a mod-
           ule.  It returns a list of all the filenames from the
           package.  To obtain a list of core perl files, use the
           module name 'Perl'.  Additional parameters are
           allowed.  The first is one of the strings "prog",
           "doc" or "all", to select either just program files,
           just manual files or all files.  The remaining parame-
           ters are a list of directories. The filenames returned
           will be restricted to those under the specified direc-
           tories.

       directories()
           This takes one mandatory parameter, the name of a mod-
           ule.  It returns a list of all the directories from



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           the package.  Additional parameters are allowed.  The
           first is one of the strings "prog", "doc" or "all", to
           select either just program directories, just manual
           directories or all directories.  The remaining parame-
           ters are a list of directories. The directories
           returned will be restricted to those under the speci-
           fied directories.  This method returns only the leaf
           directories that contain files from the specified mod-
           ule.

       directory_tree()
           This is identical in operation to directories(),
           except that it includes all the intermediate directo-
           ries back up to the specified directories.

       validate()
           This takes one mandatory parameter, the name of a mod-
           ule.  It checks that all the files listed in the mod-
           ules .packlist actually exist, and returns a list of
           any missing files.  If an optional second argument
           which evaluates to true is given any missing files
           will be removed from the .packlist

       packlist()
           This returns the ExtUtils::Packlist object for the
           specified module.

       version()
           This returns the version number for the specified mod-
           ule.

EXAMPLE
       See the example in ExtUtils::Packlist.

AUTHOR
       Alan Burlison <Alan.BurlisonATuk.com>





















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