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NAME ^

Module::Find - Find and use installed modules in a (sub)category

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Module::Find;

  # use all modules in the Plugins/ directory
  @found = usesub Mysoft::Plugins;

  # use modules in all subdirectories
  @found = useall Mysoft::Plugins;

  # find all DBI::... modules
  @found = findsubmod DBI;

  # find anything in the CGI/ directory
  @found = findallmod CGI;
  
  # set your own search dirs (uses @INC otherwise)
  setmoduledirs(@INC, @plugindirs, $appdir);
  
  # not exported by default
  use Module::Find qw(ignoresymlinks followsymlinks);
  
  # ignore symlinks
  ignoresymlinks();
  
  # follow symlinks (default)
  followsymlinks();

DESCRIPTION ^

Module::Find lets you find and use modules in categories. This can be very useful for auto-detecting driver or plugin modules. You can differentiate between looking in the category itself or in all subcategories.

If you want Module::Find to search in a certain directory on your harddisk (such as the plugins directory of your software installation), make sure you modify @INC before you call the Module::Find functions.

FUNCTIONS ^

setmoduledirs(@directories)

Sets the directories to be searched for modules. If not set, Module::Find will use @INC. If you use this function, @INC will not be included automatically, so add it if you want it. Set to undef to revert to default behaviour.

@found = findsubmod Module::Category

Returns modules found in the Module/Category subdirectories of your perl installation. E.g. findsubmod CGI will return CGI::Session, but not CGI::Session::File .

@found = findallmod Module::Category

Returns modules found in the Module/Category subdirectories of your perl installation. E.g. findallmod CGI will return CGI::Session and also CGI::Session::File .

@found = usesub Module::Category

Uses and returns modules found in the Module/Category subdirectories of your perl installation. E.g. usesub CGI will return CGI::Session, but not CGI::Session::File .

@found = useall Module::Category

Uses and returns modules found in the Module/Category subdirectories of your perl installation. E.g. useall CGI will return CGI::Session and also CGI::Session::File .

ignoresymlinks()

Do not follow symlinks. This function is not exported by default.

followsymlinks()

Follow symlinks (default behaviour). This function is not exported by default.

HISTORY ^

0.01, 2004-04-22

Original version; created by h2xs 1.22

0.02, 2004-05-25

Added test modules that were left out in the first version. Thanks to Stuart Johnston for alerting me to this.

0.03, 2004-06-18

Fixed a bug (non-localized $_) by declaring a loop variable in use functions. Thanks to Stuart Johnston for alerting me to this and providing a fix.

Fixed non-platform compatibility by using File::Spec. Thanks to brian d foy.

Added setmoduledirs and updated tests. Idea shamelessly stolen from ...errm... inspired by brian d foy.

0.04, 2005-05-20

Added POD tests.

0.05, 2005-11-30

Fixed issue with bugfix in PathTools-3.14.

0.06, 2008-01-26

Module::Find now won't report duplicate modules several times anymore (thanks to Uwe Völker for the report and the patch)

0.07, 2009-09-08

Fixed RT#38302: Module::Find now follows symlinks by default (can be disabled).

0.08, 2009-09-08

Fixed RT#49511: Removed Mac OS X extended attributes from distribution

0.09, 2010-02-26

Fixed RT#38302: Fixed META.yml generation (thanks very much to cpanservice for the help).

0.10, 2010-02-26

Fixed RT#55010: Removed Unicode BOM from Find.pm.

0.11, 2012-05-22

Fixed RT#74251: defined(@array) is deprecated under Perl 5.15.7.

DEVELOPMENT NOTES ^

Please report any bugs using the CPAN RT system. The development repository for this module is hosted on GitHub: http://github.com/crenz/Module-Find/.

SEE ALSO ^

perl

AUTHOR ^

Christian Renz, <crenz@web42.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2004-2012 by Christian Renz <crenz@web42.com>. All rights reserved.

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

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