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Pod::Simple is a Perl library for parsing text in the Pod ("plain old
documentation") markup language that is typically used for writing
documentation for Perl and for Perl modules. The Pod format is explained
in the <perlpod> file shipped with Perl5; the most common formatter is called

Pod formatters can use Pod::Simple to parse Pod documents and render them into
plain text, HTML, or any number of other formats.


To install this module, type the following:

    perl Makefile.PL
    make test
    make install


Questions or discussion about POD and Pod::Simple should be sent to the mail list. Send an empty email to to subscribe.

This module is managed in an open GitHub repository,
<>. Feel free to fork and contribute, or
to clone it and send patches!

Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to

Copyright and Disclaimers

Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.  All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <>.
But don't bother him, he's retired.

Pod::Simple is maintained by:

    * Allison Randal <>

    * Hans Dieter Pearcey <>

    * David E. Wheeler <>

    * Marc Green <>