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NAME ^

podgrep - grep in pod sections only

SYNOPSIS ^

podgrep [-i] [-p] [-f] [-h] pattern [ files ... ]

DESCRIPTION ^

This program searches each paragraph in a pod document and prints each paragraph that matches the supplied pattern. This pod may be mixed with program code, such as in a module.

Options are:

-i

means case insensitive match

-p

means page output though the user's pager. The pager will be primed with an argument to search for the string. This highlights the result.

-f

means format output though the pod2text program.

-h

means check for matches in pod =head and =item headers alone, and to keep printing podagraphs until the next header is found.

EXAMPLES ^

    $ podgrep mail `pmpath CGI`
    (prints out podagraphs from the CGI.pm manpage that mention mail)

    $ podgrep -i destructor `sitepods`
    (prints out podagraphs that mention destructors in the 
     site-installed pods)

    $ podgrep -i 'type.?glob' `stdpods`

    (prints out podagraphs that mention typeglob in the
     standard pods)

    $ podgrep -hpfi "lock" `faqpods`

    (prints out all podagraphs with "lock" in the headers
    case-insensitively, then formats these with pod2text, then
    shows them in the pager with matches high-lighted)

    $ podgrep -fh seek `podpath perlfunc`
    (prints out and formats podagraphs from the standard perlfunc manpage
    whose headers or items contain "seek".)

SEE ALSO ^

faqpods(1), pfcat(1), pmpath(1), pod2text(1), podpath(1), sitepods(1), stdpods(1), and tcgrep(1).

NOTE ^

For a pager, the author likes these environment settings (in the login startup, of course):

    $ENV{PAGER} = "less";
    $ENV{LESS}  = "MQeicsnf";

AUTHORS and COPYRIGHTS ^

Copyright (C) 1999 Tom Christiansen.

Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Mark Leighton Fisher.

LICENSE ^

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: (a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any later version, or (b) the Perl "Artistic License". (This is the Perl 5 licensing scheme.)

Please note this is a change from the original pmtools-1.00 (still available on CPAN), as pmtools-1.00 were licensed only under the Perl "Artistic License".

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