ExtUtils::Helpers

NAME

ExtUtils::Helpers − Various portability utilities for module builders

VERSION

version 0.026

SYNOPSIS

use ExtUtils::Helpers qw/make_executable split_like_shell/;
unshift @ARGV, split_like_shell($ENV{PROGRAM_OPTS});
write_script_to('Build');
make_executable('Build');

DESCRIPTION

This module provides various portable helper functions for module building modules.

FUNCTIONS

make_executable($filename)
This makes a perl script executable.

split_like_shell($string)
This function splits a string the same way as the local platform does.

detildefy($path)
This function substitutes a tilde at the start of a path with the users homedir in an appropriate manner.

man1_pagename($filename)
Returns the man page filename for a script.

man3_pagename($filename, $basedir)
Returns the man page filename for a Perl library.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Olivier Mengué and Christian Walde made "make_executable" work on Windows.

AUTHORS

Ken Williams <kwilliams@cpan.org>

Leon Timmermans <leont@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2004 by Ken Williams, Leon Timmermans.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.