You can do a lot of things without ever configuring Dist::Zilla, but creating a user configuration file up front can save you time later. This file will live at ~/.dzil/config.ini, and will provide information in "stashes" used to get defaults for things like your username, your preferred license, and so on.
Dist::Zilla can produce this file for you,
if you run
If you prefer to do things the old fashioned way,
here's a sample
config.ini suitable for copying,
#!vim dosini [%User] name = E. Xavier Ample email = email@example.com [%Rights] license_class = Perl_5 copyright_holder = E. Xavier Ample [%PAUSE] username = EXAMPLE password = cakesandale