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NAME
CPAN::DistnameInfo - Extract distribution name and version from a
distribution filename
SYNOPSIS
my $pathname = "authors/id/G/GB/GBARR/CPAN-DistnameInfo-0.02.tar.gz";
my $d = CPAN::DistnameInfo->new($pathname);
my $dist = $d->dist; # "CPAN-DistnameInfo"
my $version = $d->version; # "0.02"
my $maturity = $d->maturity; # "released"
my $filename = $d->filename; # "CPAN-DistnameInfo-0.02.tar.gz"
my $cpanid = $d->cpanid; # "GBARR"
my $distvname = $d->distvname; # "CPAN-DistnameInfo-0.02"
my %prop = $d->properties;
DESCRIPTION
Many online services that are centered around CPAN attempt to associate
multiple uploads by extracting a distribution name from the filename of
the upload. For most distributions this is easy as they have used
ExtUtils::MakeMaker or Module::Build to create the distribution, which
results in a uniform name. But sadly not all uploads are created in this
way.
"CPAN::DistnameInfo" uses heuristics that have been learnt by
<http://search.cpan.org/> to extract the distribution name and version
from filenames and also report if the version is to be treated as a
developer release
The constructor takes a single pathname, returning an object with the
following methods
cpanid
If the path given looked like a CPAN authors directory path, then
this will be the the CPAN id of the author.
dist
The name of the distribution
distvname
The file name with any suffix and leading directory names removed
filename
If the path given looked like a CPAN authors directory path, then
this will be the path to the file relative to the detected CPAN
author directory. Otherwise it is the path that was passed in.
maturity
The maturity of the distribution. This will be either "released" or
"developer"
properties
This will return a list of key-value pairs, suitable for assigning
to a hash, for the known properties.
version
The extracted version
AUTHOR
Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2003 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is
free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
terms as Perl itself.
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