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MANIFEST
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README

README

NAME
    Module::Install::ReadmeFromPod - A Module::Install extension to
    automatically convert POD to a README

SYNOPSIS
      # In Makefile.PL

      use inc::Module::Install;
      author 'Vestan Pants';
      license 'perl';
      readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm';
      readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm', { clean => 1, format => 'htm', output_file => 'SomeModule.html' };

    A "README" file will be generated from the POD of the indicated module
    file.

    Note that the author will need to make sure
    "Module::Install::ReadmeFromPod" is installed before running the
    "Makefile.PL". (The extension will be bundled into the user-side
    distribution).

DESCRIPTION
    Module::Install::ReadmeFromPod is a Module::Install extension that
    generates a "README" file automatically from an indicated file
    containing POD, whenever the author runs "Makefile.PL". Several output
    formats are supported: plain-text, HTML, PDF or manpage.

COMMANDS
    This plugin adds the following Module::Install command:

    "readme_from"
        Does nothing on the user-side. On the author-side it will generate a
        "README" file.

          readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm';

        If a second parameter is set to a true value then the "README" will
        be removed at "make distclean".

          readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm', 1;

        A third parameter can be used to determine the format of the
        "README" file.

          readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm', 1, 'htm';

        Valid formats for this third parameter are:

        txt, text
            Produce a plain-text "README" file using Pod::Text. The 'txt'
            format is the default.

        htm, html
            Produce an HTML "README.htm" file using Pod::Html.

        man Produce a "README.1" manpage using Pod::Man.

        md  Produce a "README.md" file using Pod::Markdown.

        pdf Produce a PDF "README.pdf" file with App::pod2pdf if this module
            is installed.

        A fourth parameter can be used to supply an output filename.

          readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm', 0, 'pdf', 'SomeModule.pdf';

        Finally, you can pass additional arguments to the POD formatter that
        handles the requested format.

          my @options = ( 'release' => 1.03, 'section' => 8 ); # options for Pod::Man
          readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm', 1, 'man', undef, @options;

        But instead of passing this long list of optional arguments to
        readme_from, you should probably pass these arguments as a named
        hashref for clarity.

          my @options = ( 'release' => 1.03, 'section' => 8 );
          readme_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm', {clean => 1, format => 'man', output_file => undef, options => @options};

        If you use the "all_from" command, "readme_from" will default to
        that value.

          all_from 'lib/Some/Module.pm';
          readme_from;              # Create README from lib/Some/Module.pm
          readme_from '','clean';   # Put a empty string before 'clean'

AUTHOR
    Chris "BinGOs" Williams

LICENSE
    Copyright © Chris Williams

    This module may be used, modified, and distributed under the same terms
    as Perl itself. Please see the license that came with your Perl
    distribution for details.

SEE ALSO
    Module::Install

    Pod::Text

    Pod::Html

    Pod::Man

    Pod::Markdown

    App::pod2pdf