cpan - generate an WAIT index for CPAN
cpan [-clean] [-noclean] [-cpan url or directory] [-database dbname] [-dir directory] [-force] [-noforce] [-keep directory] [-match regexp] [-table table name] [-test level] [-trust_mtime] [-notrust_mtime]
Clean the table befor indexing. Default is off.
Default directory or URL for indexing.
If an URL is given,
there currently must be a file indices/find-ls.gz relative to it which contains the output of
-ls | gzip.
Default is ftp://ftp.rz.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/pub/CPAN.
Specify database name. Default is DB.
Alternate directory were databases are located. Default is the directory specified during configuration of WAIT.
Force reindexing, even if cpan thinks files are up to date. Default is off
If fetching from a remote server, keep files in directory. Default is /app/unido-i06/src/share/lang/perl/96a/CPAN/sources.
Limit to patches matching regexp. Default is authors/id/.
Specify an alternate table name.
Set test level, were 0 means normal operation, 1 means, don't really index and 2 means, don't even get archives and examine them.
If on, the files mtimes are used to decide, which version of an archive is the newest. If b<off>, the version extracted is used (beware, there are far more version numbering schemes than cpan can parse).
Ulrich Pfeifer <firstname.lastname@example.org>