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

SYNOPSIS
        # Initialize
        perlbrew init

        # Install some Perls
        perlbrew install perl-5.8.1
        perlbrew install perl-5.11.5

        # See what were installed
        perlbrew installed

        # Switch perl in the $PATH
        perlbrew switch perl-5.11.5
        perl -v

        # Switch to another version
        perlbrew switch 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-5.11.5

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 almost like an isolated perl environments.

INSTALLATION
    The recommended way to install perlbrew is to run these statements in
    your shell:

        curl -LO http://xrl.us/perlbrew
        chmod +x perlbrew
        ./perlbrew install

    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
    embed all non-core modules it uses. It should be runnable with perl 5.8
    or high versions of perls.

    You may also install perlbrew from CPAN with cpan / cpanp / cpanm:

        cpan App::perlbrew

    This installs 'perlbrew' into your current PATH and it is always
    executed with your current perl.

USAGE
    Please read the program usage by running

        perlbrew

    (No arguments.) To read a more detail one:

        perlbrew -h

    Alternatively, this should also do:

        perldoc perlbrew

    If you messed up to much or get confused by having to many perls
    installed, you can do:

        perlbrew switch /usr/bin/perl

    It will make sure that your current perl in the PATH is pointing to
    "/usr/bin/perl".

    As a matter of fact the "switch" command checks whether the given
    argument is an executale or not, and create a symlink named 'perl' to it
    if it is. If you really want to you are able to do:

        perlbrew switch /usr/bin/perl6

    But maybe not. After running this you might not be able to run perlbrew
    anymore. So be careful not making mistakes there.

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

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

    The standalone executable contains the following modules embedded.

    HTTP::Lite
        Copyright (c) 2000-2002 Roy Hopper, 2009 Adam Kennedy.

        Licensed under the same term as Perl itself.

LICENCE
    The MIT License

CONTRIBUTORS
    Patches and code improvements were contributed by:

    Tatsuhiko Miyagawa, Chris Prather, Yanick Champoux, aero, Jason May

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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