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NAME
    App::perlbrew - Manage perl installations in your $HOME

SYNOPSIS
        # Initialize
        perlbrew init

        # pick a prefered CPAN mirror
        perlbrew mirror

        # Install some Perls
        perlbrew install perl-5.12.2
        perlbrew install perl-5.8.1
        perlbrew install perl-5.13.6

        # See what were installed
        perlbrew list

        # Switch perl in the $PATH
        perlbrew switch perl-5.12.2
        perl -v

        # Switch to another version
        perlbrew switch perl-5.8.1
        perl -v

        # Switch to a certain perl executable not managed by perlbrew.
        perlbrew switch /usr/bin/perl

        # Or turn it off completely. Useful when you messed up too deep.
        perlbrew off

        # Use 'switch' command to turn it back on.
        perlbrew switch perl-5.12.2

DESCRIPTION
    perlbrew is a program to automate the building and installation of perl
    in the users HOME. At the moment, it installs everything to
    "~/perl5/perlbrew", and requires you to tweak your PATH by including a
    bashrc/cshrc file it provides. You then can benefit from not having to
    run 'sudo' commands to install cpan modules because those are installed
    inside your HOME too. It's a completely separate perl environment.

INSTALLATION
    To use "perlbrew", it is required to install "curl" or "wget" first.
    "perlbrew" depends on one of this two external commmands to be there in
    order to fetch files from the internet.

    The recommended way to install perlbrew is to run these statements in
    your shell:

        curl -LO http://xrl.us/perlbrew
        chmod +x perlbrew
        ./perlbrew install

    or more simply:

        curl -L http://xrl.us/perlbrewinstall | bash

    After that, "perlbrew" installs itself to "~/perl5/perlbrew/bin", and
    you should follow the instruction on screen to setup your ".bashrc" or
    ".cshrc" to put it in your PATH.

    The directory "~/perl5/perlbrew" will contain all install perl
    executables, libraries, documentations, lib, site_libs. If you need to
    install "perlbrew", and the perls it brews, into somewhere else because,
    say, your HOME has limited quota, you can do that by setting a
    "PERLBREW_ROOT" environment variable before you run "./perlbrew
    install".

        export PERLBREW_ROOT=/mnt/perlbrew
        ./perlbrew install

    The downloaded perlbrew is a self-contained standalone program that
    embeds all non-core modules it uses. It should be runnable with perl 5.8
    or later versions of perl.

    You may also install perlbrew from CPAN with cpan / cpanp / cpanm:

        cpan App::perlbrew

    This installs 'perlbrew' into your current PATH and it is always
    executed with your current perl.

    NOTICE. When you install or upgrade perlbrew with cpan / cpanp / cpanm,
    make sure you are not using one of the perls brewed with perlbrew. If
    so, the `perlbrew` executable you just installed will not be available
    after you switch to other perls. You might not be able to invoke further
    "perlbrew" commands after so because the executable "perlbrew" is not in
    your "PATH" anymore. Installing it again with cpan can temporarily solve
    this problem. To ensure you are not using a perlbrewed perl, run
    "perlbrew off" before upgrading.

    It should be relatively safe to install "App::perlbrew" with system cpan
    (like "/usr/bin/cpan") because then it will be installed under a system
    PATH like "/usr/bin", which is not affected by "perlbrew switch"
    command.

    Again, it is recommended to let "perlbrew" install itself. It's easier,
    and it works better.

USAGE
    Please read the program usage by running

        perlbrew

    (No arguments.) To read a more detailed one:

        perlbrew -h

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
    perlbrew project uses PivotalTracker for task tracking:
    <http://www.pivotaltracker.com/projects/129997>. You may also report
    bugs to github <http://github.com/gugod/App-perlbrew/issues> or RT
    <https://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=App-perlbrew>. They will be
    definitely reviewed and handled.

AUTHOR
    Kang-min Liu "<gugod@gugod.org>"

COPYRIGHT
    Copyright (c) 2010, Kang-min Liu "<gugod@gugod.org>".

LICENCE
    The MIT License

CONTRIBUTORS
    Patches and code improvements have been contributed by:

    Tatsuhiko Miyagawa, Chris Prather, Yanick Champoux, aero, Jason May,
    Jesse Leuhrs, Andrew Rodland, Justin Davis, Masayoshi Sekimura,
    castaway, jrockway, chromatic, Goro Fuji, Sawyer X, Danijel Tasov,
    polettix, and tokuhirom.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
    BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
    FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
    OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
    PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
    EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
    WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
    ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH
    YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL
    NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

    IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
    WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
    REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE
    TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
    CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE
    SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING
    RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A
    FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF
    SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
    DAMAGES.

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