CPAN::API::HOWTO(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide CPAN::API::HOWTO(3perl)

CPAN::API::HOWTO - a recipe book for programming with

All of these recipes assume that you have put "use CPAN" at the top of your program.

my $distribution = CPAN::Shell->expand(
    "Module", "Data::UUID"

This returns a string of the form "AUTHORID/TARBALL". If you want the full path and filename to this distribution on a CPAN mirror, then it is ".../authors/id/A/AU/AUTHORID/TARBALL".

my @modules = CPAN::Shell->expand(
    "Distribution", "JHI/Graph-0.83.tar.gz"

You may also refer to a distribution in the form A/AU/AUTHORID/TARBALL.

the main documentation

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


David Cantrell
2021-05-23 perl v5.34.0