Jarkko Hietaniemi > perl-5.8.1 > ExtUtils::Command

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Module Version: 1.05   Source   Latest Release: perl-5.6.2

NAME ^

ExtUtils::Command - utilities to replace common UNIX commands in Makefiles etc.

SYNOPSIS ^

  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e cat files... > destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e mv source... destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e cp source... destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e touch files...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e rm_f files...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e rm_rf directories...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e mkpath directories...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e eqtime source destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command       -e test_f file
  perl -MExtUtils::Command=chmod -e chmod mode files...

DESCRIPTION ^

The module is used to replace common UNIX commands. In all cases the functions work from @ARGV rather than taking arguments. This makes them easier to deal with in Makefiles.

  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e some_command some files to work on

NOT

  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e 'some_command qw(some files to work on)'

Filenames with * and ? will be glob expanded.

cat

Concatenates all files mentioned on command line to STDOUT.

eqtime src dst

Sets modified time of dst to that of src

rm_rf files....

Removes directories - recursively (even if readonly)

rm_f files....

Removes files (even if readonly)

touch files ...

Makes files exist, with current timestamp

mv source... destination

Moves source to destination. Multiple sources are allowed if destination is an existing directory.

cp source... destination

Copies source to destination. Multiple sources are allowed if destination is an existing directory.

chmod mode files...

Sets UNIX like permissions 'mode' on all the files. e.g. 0666

mkpath directory...

Creates directory, including any parent directories.

test_f file

Tests if a file exists

BUGS ^

Should probably be Auto/Self loaded.

SEE ALSO ^

ExtUtils::MakeMaker, ExtUtils::MM_Unix, ExtUtils::MM_Win32

AUTHOR ^

Nick Ing-Simmons <nick@ni-s.u-net.com>.

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