Re: [PBML] How to find the document about the perl functions and modules
- ! Hello,
! I think every perl module has its own document when it is
! installed. But I have a question: I don't know how to find the
! respective document . I only can find the standard function by using
! "perldoc -f ****" in unix. Have some other methodes to find document?
I'm not exactly sure if I understand your question but:
perldoc -f sort
will give you the entry for the built-in function 'sort',
contained in the perlfunc manpage. This I think you already know.
If you want to read the entire perlfunc manpage then one of these
You can get an overview of the standard docs by viewing the main
To find the documentation on a particular module, usually you need
only call perldoc on it:
brings up the docs on the Getopt::Std module. Usually, module authors
include the documentation for a module directly in the module file
using Perl's POD documentation markup. Occassionally they will place
the documentation in its own .pod file or place ancillary
documentation in a separate .pod file -- you can determine this when
you look at the source package before installing it.
Depending on your system set-up, the documentation may also be
installed as regular manpages (man Getopt::Std), or may be converted
to HTML pages and installed somewhere on your system depending on
I hope this is of some assistance.
Andrew L. Johnson http://members.home.net/andrew-johnson/
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