VERSIONThis document references version 0.55 of modulemaker, released to CPAN on January 03 2016.
EasyAt the command-prompt, simply call:
... and answer each question.
Not So Easy, But More GeekyAt the command-prompt, call "modulemaker" with as many options as you can type correctly:
modulemaker [-CIPVchqs] [-v version] [-n module_name] [-a abstract] [-u author_name] [-p author_CPAN_ID] [-o organization] [-w author_website] [-e author_e-mail] [-l license_name] [-b build_system]
Mix and MatchYou can specify some of the arguments on the command-line and then --- assuming you don't include the "-I" option --- modulemaker will then switch to interactive mode so that you can finish entering arguments at the prompts.
MenusAfter calling "modulemaker" at the command-prompt, you will be presented with a series of menus looking something like this:
------------------------ modulemaker: Main Menu Feature Current Value N - Name of module '' S - Abstract 'Module abstract (<= 44 characters) goes here' A - Author information L - License 'perl' D - Directives B - Build system 'ExtUtils::MakeMaker' G - Generate module H - Generate module; save selections as defaults X - Exit immediately Please choose which feature you would like to edit:
In many cases you make your selection by typing a single letter or number and hitting the "Return" key. In the remaining cases, you have to type what you want.
Note that in the Main Menu:
"G" generates the directories and files requested, then exits.
"H" generates the directories and files requested, saves the values you have entered (with the exception of the module's name and abstract) in a personal defaults file, then exits. (See the documentation for ExtUtils::ModuleMaker for a more complete discussion of this feature.)
"X" exits without generating directories or file.
------------------------ modulemaker: Author Menu Feature Current Value N - Author 'A. U. Thor' C - CPAN ID 'MODAUTHOR' O - Organization 'XYZ Corp.' W - Website 'http://a.galaxy.far.far.away/modules' E - Email '[email protected]' R - Return to main menu X - Exit immediately Please choose which feature you would like to edit:
The values you enter here to override the Current Values may be good choices for the "H" 'save selections as defaults' feature in the Main Menu.
Note that you cannot generate directories or files from this menu. You must return ("R") to the Main Menu first. You can, however, bail out of the program from this menu with "X".
------------------------ modulemaker: License Menu ModuleMaker provides many licenes to choose from, many of them approved by opensource.org. License Name 1 Apache Software License (1.1) 2 Artistic License 3 Artistic License w/ Aggregation 4 BSD License 5 BSD License(Raw) 6 CVW - MITRE Collaborative Virtual Workspace 7 GPL - General Public License (2) 8 IBM Public License Version (1.0) 9 Intel (BSD+) 10 Jabber (1.0) 11 LGPL - GNU Lesser General Public License (2.1) 12 MIT License 13 Mozilla Public License (1.0) 14 Mozilla Public License (1.1) 15 Nethack General Public License 16 Nokia Open Source License(1.0a) 17 Python License 18 Q Public License (1.0) 19 Ricoh Source Code Public License (1.0) 20*** Same terms as Perl itself 21 Sun Internet Standards Source License 22 The Sleepycat License 23 Vovida Software License (1.0) 24 zlib/libpng License 25 Loose Lips License (1.0) # - Enter the number of the license you want to use C - Display the Copyright L - Display the License R - Return to main menu X - Exit immediately Please choose which license you would like to use:
------------------------ modulemaker: Directives Menu Feature Current Value C - Compact '0' V - Verbose '0' D - Include POD '1' N - Include new '1' H - History in POD '0' P - Permissions '0755 - 493' R - Return to main menu X - Exit immediately Please choose which feature you would like to edit:
As with the Author Menu above, the values you enter here to override the Current Values may be good choices for the "H" 'save selections as defaults' feature in the Main Menu.
Build System Menu
------------------------ Here is the current build system: ExtUtils::MakeMaker E - ExtUtils::MakeMaker B - Module::Build P - Module::Build and proxy Makefile.PL R - Return to main menu X - Exit immediately Please choose which build system you would like to use:
Features Currently Supported with Command-Line Options
Specify (in quotes) an abstract for this extension
Specify a build system for this extension
Flag for compact base directory name
Omit creating the Changes file, add HISTORY heading to stub POD
Name of Perl module whose methods will override defaults provided in ExtUtils/ModuleMaker.pm and ExtUtils/ModuleMaker/StandardText.pm.
Specify author's e-mail address
Display this help message
Disable INTERACTIVE mode, the command line arguments better be complete
Specify a license for this extension
Specify a name to use for the extension (required)
Specify (in quotes) author's organization
Specify author's CPAN ID
Omit the stub POD section
Do not include a constructor ("new()") in the *.pm file.
Save the selections entered (either as command-line options or as responses to modulemaker's prompts) as your new personal defaults. These will be the values provided by ExtUtils::ModuleMaker or modulemaker the next time you invoke either one of them.
Specify (in quotes) author's name
Specify a version number for this extension
Flag for verbose messages during module creation
Specify author's web site
The code handling the processing of these options is found in package ExtUtils::ModuleMaker::Opts.
AUTHORExtUtils::ModuleMaker was originally written in 2001-02 by R. Geoffrey Avery (modulemaker [at] PlatypiVentures [dot] com). Since version 0.33 (July 2005) it has been maintained by James E. Keenan (jkeenan [at] cpan [dot] org).
COPYRIGHTCopyright (c) 2001-2002 R. Geoffrey Avery. Revisions from v0.33 forward (c) 2005 James E. Keenan. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.