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cpansearch

cpansearch is written in C, provides a quick interface for searching cpan modules.

MAIN FEATURES

  • ncurses UI.
  • fast.
  • regular expression.
  • parallel module installation.

TO INSTALL

REQUIREMENT

  • curl
  • glib
  • ncurses
  • menu

BINARY

$ wget http://github.com/c9s/cpansearch/raw/master/binary/cpans-linux-i386 -O cpans
$ chmod +x cpans
$ cp cpans ~/bin/

BUILD - For debian-based system:

$ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libglib2.0-dev libncurses-dev
$ make install

BUILD - For mac users:

install from macport:

$ sudo port install curl glib2
$ perl Makefile.PL
$ make install

USAGE

--fetch [uri] | -f [uri]

initialize a source list from a specified uri:

--update | -u

update source list data.

-i

ignore case

-v

verbose

-vv

very verbose

-vvv

very verbose with long module url.

EXAMPLE

To initialize source list datafile.

$ cpans --fetch http://cpan.nctu.edu.tw/

# this will autodetect local mirror from .minicpanrc
$ cpans -f

# the same
$ cpans --fetch

To update list

$ cpans -u

$ cpans --update

To search modules

Launch ncurses ui with search result:

$ cpans --nc Any::

Supports posix extended regular expression:

$ cpans App::

$ cpans "^Any"

Show names only:

$ cpans -n App::

Pipe to cpanminus to install:

$ cpans -n App:: | cpanm

Show full url:

$ cpans -nl App::

$ cpans "Server$"

$ cpans [A-C][A-C]

# to ignore case
$ cpans -i server

AUTHORS

c9s cornelius.howl@gmail.com Shellingford

Contributors

Mattn

PLATFORM

* unix-like
* win32   (thanks to @mattn)

TODO

search installed packages.

search out-dated packages.

search and install.

    $ cpans -i AnyEvent::HTTP    # call cpanminus to install the only matched one.

open browser to search

    $ cpans -w AnyEvent

open document in browser

    $ cpans -d AnyEvent

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