CPAN::API::HOWTO − a recipe book for programming with CPAN.pm
All of these recipes assume that you have put "use CPAN" at the top of your program.
distribution contains a particular module?
my $distribution = CPAN::Shell−>expand(
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".
does a particular distribution contain?
my @modules = CPAN::Shell−>expand(
You may also refer to a distribution in the form A/AU/AUTHORID/TARBALL.
the main CPAN .pm documentation
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.