Pod::Simple::JustPod -- just the Pod, the whole Pod, and nothing but the Pod


my $infile  = "";
my $outfile = "just_the_pod.pod";
open my $fh, ">$outfile" or die "Can't write to $outfile: $!";

my $parser = Pod::Simple::JustPod->new();
close $fh or die "Can't close $outfile: $!";


This class returns a copy of its input, translated into Perl's internal encoding (UTF-8), and with all the non-Pod lines removed.

This is a subclass of Pod::Simple::Methody and inherits all its methods. And since, that in turn is a subclass of Pod::Simple, you can use any of its methods. This means you can output to a string instead of a file, or you can parse from an array.

This class strives to return the Pod lines of the input completely unchanged, except for any necessary translation into Perl's internal encoding, and it makes no effort to return trailing spaces on lines; these likely will be stripped. If the input pod is well-formed with no warnings nor errors generated, the extracted pod should generate the same documentation when formatted by a Pod formatter as the original file does.

By default, warnings are output to STDERR


Pod::Simple, Pod::Simple::Methody


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This module is managed in an open GitHub repository, Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone and send patches!

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Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <>. But don't bother him, he's retired.

Pod::Simple is maintained by:

Pod::Simple::JustPod was developed by John SJ Anderson, with contributions from Karl Williamson