Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ReadmeAnyFromPod - Automatically convert POD to a README in any format for Dist::Zilla
In your dist.ini
[ReadmeAnyFromPod] ; Default is plaintext README in build dir ; Using non-default options: POD format with custom filename in ; dist root, outside of build. Including this README in version ; control makes Github happy. [ReadmeAnyFromPod / ReadmePodInRoot] type = pod filename = README.pod location = root ; Using plugin name autodetection: Produces README.html in root [ ReadmeAnyFromPod / HtmlInRoot ]
Generates a README for your Dist::Zilla powered dist from its
main_module in any of several formats. The generated README can be included in the build or created in the root of your dist for e.g. inclusion into version control.
If you give the plugin an appropriate name (a string after the slash) in your dist.ini, it will can parse the
location attributes from it. The format is "Readme[TYPE]In[LOCATION]". The words "Readme" and "In" are optional, and the whole name is case-insensitive. The SYNOPSIS section above gives one example.
When run with
location = dist, this plugin runs in the
FileMunger phase to create the new file. If it runs before another
FileMunger plugin does, that happens to modify the input pod (like, say,
[PodWeaver]), the README file contents will be recalculated, along with a warning that you should modify your dist.ini by referencing
[ReadmeAnyFromPod] lower down in the file (the build still works, but is less efficient).
The file format for the readme. Supported types are "text", "markdown", "pod", and "html". Note that you are not advised to create a .pod file in the dist itself, as ExtUtils::MakeMaker will install that, both into
The file name of the README file to produce. The default depends on the selected format.
The file from which to extract POD for the content of the README. The default is the file of the main module of the dist.
Where to put the generated README file. Choices are:
This puts the README in the directory where the dist is currently being built, where it will be incorporated into the dist.
This puts the README in the root directory (the same directory that contains dist.ini). The README will not be incorporated into the built dist.
If you want to generate the same README file in both the build directory and the root directory, simply generate it in the build directory and use the
[CopyFilesFromBuild] plugin to copy it to the dist root.
At what phase to generate the README file. Choices are:
(Default) This generates the README at 'after build' time. A new README will be generated each time you build the dist.
This generates the README at 'after release' time. Note that this is too late to get the file into the generated tarball, and is therefore incompatible with
location = build. However, this is ideal if you are using
location = root and only want to update the README upon each release of your module.
We create the file early, so other plugins that need to have the full list of files are aware of what we will be generating.
location = root must also be pruned, so that they don't sneak into the next build by virtue of already existing in the root dir. (The alternative is that the user doesn't add them to the build in the first place, with an option to their
Edits the content into the requested README file in the dist.
Create the requested README file at build time, if requested.
Create the requested README file at release time, if requested.
Get the content of the README in the desired format.
Thanks to Karen Etheridge (ETHER) for helping me maintain this module and keep it working through breaking changes in its dependencies.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.
Ryan C. Thompson <email@example.com>
This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Ryan C. Thompson.
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