Pod::Text::Overstrike - Convert POD data to formatted
my $parser = Pod::Text::Overstrike->new (sentence => 0, width => 78);
# Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT.
# Read POD from file.pod and write to file.txt.
$parser->parse_from_file ('file.pod', 'file.txt');
Pod::Text::Overstrike is a simple subclass of Pod::Text
that highlights output text using overstrike sequences, in
a manner similar to nroff. Characters in bold text are
overstruck (character, backspace, character) and charac-
ters in underlined text are converted to overstruck under-
scores (underscore, backspace, character). This format
was originally designed for hardcopy terminals and/or
lineprinters, yet is readable on softcopy (CRT) terminals.
Overstruck text is best viewed by page-at-a-time programs
that take advantage of the terminal's stand-out and under-
line capabilities, such as the less program on Unix.
Apart from the overstrike, it in all ways functions like
Pod::Text. See Pod::Text for details and available
Currently, the outermost formatting instruction wins, so
for example underlined text inside a region of bold text
is displayed as simply bold. There may be some better
The current version of this module is always available
from its web site at <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/soft-
ware/podlators/>. It is also part of the Perl core dis-
tribution as of 5.6.0.
Joe Smith <Joe.SmithATinwap.com>, using the framework cre-
ated by Russ Allbery <rraATstanford.edu>.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2000 by Joe Smith <Joe.SmithATinwap.com>. Copy-
right 2001 by Russ Allbery <rraATstanford.edu>.
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This program is free software; you may redistribute it
and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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