Perl::osnames(3) List possible $^O ($OSNAME) values, with description

VERSION

This document describes version 0.11 of Perl::osnames (from Perl distribution Perl-osnames), released on 2014-12-19.

DESCRIPTION

This package contains $data which lists possible values of $^O along with description for each. It also provides some helper functions.

Tags

  • unix

    Unix-like operating systems. This currently excludes beos/haiku.

  • bsd

    BSD-derived Unix operating systems.

  • sysv

    SysV-derived Unix operating systems.

  • posix

    For POSIX-compliant OSes, including fully-, mostly-, and largely-compliant ones (source: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX>).

    From what I can gather, dec_osf is not POSIX compliant, although there is a posix package for it.

VARIABLES

None are exported by default, but they are exportable.

$data

An arrayref of records (arrayrefs), each structured as:

 [$name, \@tags, $description]

FUNCTIONS

None are exported by default, but they are exportable.

is_posix([ $os ]) => bool

Check whether $os (defaults to $^O if not specified) is POSIX (checked by the existence of "posix" tag on the OS's record in $data). Will return 0, 1, or undef if $os is unknown.

is_unix([ $os ]) => bool

Check whether $os (defaults to $^O if not specified) is Unix (checked by the existence of "unix" tag on the OS's record in $data). Will return 0, 1, or undef if $os is unknown.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at <https://metacpan.org/release/Perl-osnames>.

SOURCE

Source repository is at <https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Perl-osnames>.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website <https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Perl-osnames>

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

perlancar <[email protected]>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2014 by [email protected]

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.