Perl 5 version 8.0 documentation

ExtUtils::Command

NAME

ExtUtils::Command - utilities to replace common UNIX commands in Makefiles etc.

SYNOPSIS

  1. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e cat files... > destination
  2. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e mv source... destination
  3. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e cp source... destination
  4. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e touch files...
  5. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e rm_f file...
  6. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e rm_rf directories...
  7. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e mkpath directories...
  8. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e eqtime source destination
  9. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e chmod mode files...
  10. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e test_f file

DESCRIPTION

The module is used to replace common UNIX commands. In all cases the functions work from @ARGV rather than taking arguments. This makes them easier to deal with in Makefiles.

  1. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e some_command some files to work on

NOT

  1. perl -MExtUtils::Command -e 'some_command qw(some files to work on)'

Filenames with * and ? will be glob expanded.

  • cat

    Concatenates all files mentioned on command line to STDOUT.

  • eqtime src dst

    Sets modified time of dst to that of src

  • rm_rf files....

    Removes directories - recursively (even if readonly)

  • rm_f files....

    Removes files (even if readonly)

  • touch files ...

    Makes files exist, with current timestamp

  • mv source... destination

    Moves source to destination. Multiple sources are allowed if destination is an existing directory.

  • cp source... destination

    Copies source to destination. Multiple sources are allowed if destination is an existing directory.

  • chmod mode files...

    Sets UNIX like permissions 'mode' on all the files.

  • mkpath directory...

    Creates directory, including any parent directories.

  • test_f file

    Tests if a file exists

BUGS

Should probably be Auto/Self loaded.

SEE ALSO

ExtUtils::MakeMaker, ExtUtils::MM_Unix, ExtUtils::MM_Win32

AUTHOR

Nick Ing-Simmons <nick@ni-s.u-net.com>.