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

SYNOPSIS
        # Initialize
        perlbrew init

        # Pick a preferred CPAN mirror
        perlbrew mirror

        # See what is available
        perlbrew available

        # Install some Perls
        perlbrew install 5.14.0
        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

        # Temporarily use another version only in current shell.
        perlbrew use 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

        # Exec something with all perlbrew-ed perls
        perlbrew exec perl -E 'say $]'

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 -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 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.

    This installer also installs a packed version of "patchperl" to
    "~/perl5/perlbrew/bin", which is required to build old perls.

    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 running the installer:

        export PERLBREW_ROOT=/opt/perlbrew
        curl -L http://xrl.us/perlbrewinstall | bash

    You may also install perlbrew from CPAN:

        cpan App::perlbrew

    However, please make sure not to run this with one of the perls brewed
    with perlbrew. It's the best to turn perlbrew off before you run that,
    if you're upgrading.

        perlbrew off
        cpan App::perlbrew

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

    However, it is still 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 github
    <http://github.com/gugod/App-perlbrew/issues> and RT
    <https://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=App-perlbrew> for issue
    tracking. Issues sent to these two systems will eventually be reviewed
    and handled.

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

COPYRIGHT
    Copyright (c) 2010, 2011 Kang-min Liu "<gugod@gugod.org>".

LICENCE
    The MIT License

CONTRIBUTORS
    See <https://github.com/gugod/App-perlbrew/contributors>

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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