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Simplify Perl Module Management With CPAN Minus

Apr 27, 2011, 02:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

[ Thanks to Amy Newman for this link. ]

"What's CPAN Minus (or 'cpanm' if you prefer the caps-challenged version) for? Installing CPAN modules, period. It can get, unpack, build, and install Perl modules from CPAN -- but it can't do any of the other stuff the CPAN shell can do. It's meant to require zero configuration, and it runs as a standalone application.

"You can get cpanm a couple of ways -- some distros may already package it. If not, you can follow the installation instructions or grab it from Github and install it that way."

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