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NAME ^

CPAN::Unpack - Unpack CPAN distributions

SYNOPSIS ^

  use CPAN::Unpack;
  my $u = CPAN::Unpack->new;
  $u->cpan("path/to/CPAN/");
  $u->destination("cpan_unpacked/");
  $u->quiet(1);
  $u->unpack;

DESCRIPTION ^

The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a very useful collection of Perl code. It has a whole lot of module distributions. This module unpacks the latest version of each distribution. It places it in a directory of your choice with directories being the name of the distribution.

It requires a local CPAN mirror to run. You can construct one using something similar to:

  /usr/bin/rsync -av --delete ftp.nic.funet.fi::CPAN /Users/acme/cpan/CPAN/

Note that a CPAN mirror can take up about 1.5G of space (and will take a while to rsync initially). Additionally, unpacking will use up about another 1.6G.

This can be handy for code metrics, searching CPAN, or just being very nosy indeed.

This uses Parse::CPAN::Packages::Fast's latest_distributions method for finding the latest distribution.

AUTHOR ^

Leon Brocard <acme@astray.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2004-8, Leon Brocard 2012, Dennis Kaarsemaker

LICENSE ^

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

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