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RE: [PBML] How to find the document about the perl functions and modules

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  • Sheldon Smith
    Andrew, are you the gentleman who writes the weekly Perl newsletter for ITworld.com? ( Everybody: If you have not checked it out, go to
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 6, 2000
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      Andrew, are you the gentleman who writes the weekly Perl newsletter for
      ITworld.com?

      ( Everybody: If you have not checked it out, go to
      http://www.itworld.com/newsletters and select the Perl newsletter anyway.)

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Andrew Johnson [mailto:andrew-johnson@...]
      > Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 10:33 PM
      >
      > ! 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?
      >
      > To find the documentation on a particular module, usually you need
      > only call perldoc on it:
      >
      > perldoc Getopt::Std
      >
      > 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
      > configuration.
      >
      > I hope this is of some assistance.
      >
      > regards,
      > andrew
      >
      > --
      > Andrew L. Johnson http://members.home.net/andrew-johnson/
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