Perl 5 version 8.0 documentation
ExtUtils::Manifest - utilities to write and check a MANIFEST file
- require ExtUtils::Manifest;
mkmanifest() writes all files in and below the current directory to a
file named in the global variable $ExtUtils::Manifest::MANIFEST (which
) in the current directory. It works similar to
- find . -print
but in doing so checks each line in an existing
includes any comments that are found in the existing
in the new one. Anything between white space and an end of line within
file is considered to be a comment. Filenames and
comments are separated by one or more TAB characters in the
output. All files that match any regular expression in a file
(if such a file exists) are ignored.
manicheck() checks if all the files within a
in the current
directory really do exist. If
and the tree below the current
directory are in sync it exits silently, returning an empty list. Otherwise
it returns a list of files which are listed in the
from the directory, and by default also outputs these names to STDERR.
filecheck() finds files below the current directory that are not
mentioned in the
file. An optional file
will be consulted. Any file matching a regular expression in such a
file will not be reported as missing in the
file. The list of
any extraneous files found is returned, and by default also reported to
fullcheck() does both a manicheck() and a filecheck(), returning references to two arrays, the first for files manicheck() found to be missing, the seond for unexpeced files found by filecheck().
skipcheck() lists all the files that are skipped due to your
manifind() returns a hash reference. The keys of the hash are the files found below the current directory.
maniread($file) reads a named
file (defaults to
in the current directory) and returns a HASH reference
with files being the keys and comments being the values of the HASH.
Blank lines and lines which start with
copies the files that are the keys in
the HASH %$read to the named target directory. The HASH reference
$read is typically returned by the maniread() function. This
function is useful for producing a directory tree identical to the
intended distribution tree. The third parameter $how can be used to
specify a different methods of "copying". Valid values are
which actually copies the files,
which creates hard links, and
which mostly links the files but copies any symbolic link to
make a tree without any symbolic link. Best is the default.
The file MANIFEST.SKIP may contain regular expressions of files that
should be ignored by mkmanifest() and filecheck(). The regular
expressions should appear one on each line. Blank lines and lines
which start with
are skipped. Use
if you need a regular
expression to start with a sharp character. A typical example:
- # Version control files and dirs.
- # Makemaker generated files and dirs.
- # Temp, old and emacs backup files.
If no MANIFEST.SKIP file is found, a default set of skips will be used, similar to the example above. If you want nothing skipped, simply make an empty MANIFEST.SKIP file.
. Changing it
results in both a different
and a different
file. This is useful if you want to maintain
different distributions for different audiences (say a user version
and a developer version including RCS).
defaults to 0. If set to a true value,
all functions act silently.
defaults to 0. If set to a true value,
or if PERL_MM_MANIFEST_DEBUG is true, debugging output will be
All diagnostic output is sent to
Not in MANIFEST:file
is reported if a file is found which is not in
is reported if a file is skipped due to an entry in
No such file:file
is reported if a file mentioned in a
MANIFESTfile does not exist.
is reported if
MANIFESTcould not be opened.
Added to MANIFEST:file
is reported by mkmanifest() if $Verbose is set and a file is added to MANIFEST. $Verbose is set to 1 by default.
ExtUtils::MakeMaker which has handy targets for most of the functionality.
Andreas Koenig <firstname.lastname@example.org>