Pod::Index::Search(3) Search for keywords in an indexed pod


use Pod::Index::Search;
my $q = Pod::Index::Search->new;
my @results = $q->search('getprotobyname');
for my $r (@results) {
printf "%s\t%s\n", $r->podname, $r->line;
print $r->pod;
my @subtopics = $q->subtopics('operator');


This module searches an index created by Pod::Index::Builder. Search results are returned as Pod::Index::Entry objects.

It is also possible to search for subtopics for a keyword. For example, a search for ``operator'' might return things like

    operator, conditional
    operator, filetest
    operator, logical
    operator, precedence
    operator, relational

The subtopics returned are simple strings.


    my $q = Pod::Index::Search->new(%args);

Create a new search object. Possible arguments are:

The filehandle of the index to use. If omitted, "perlindex::DATA" is used.
The filename of the index to use. Note that you can specify either "fh" or filename, but not both.
A subroutine reference that takes a podname and returns a filename. A simple example might be:

    sub {
        my $podname = shift;
        return "/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7/pod/$podname.pod";

The podname is in colon-delimited Perl package syntax.

The default "filemap" returns the first file in @INC that seems to have the proper documentation (either a .pod or .pm file).

If true, the search will be case-insensitive.
Do the actual search in the index. Returns a list of search results, as Pod::Index::Entry objects.
subtopics($keyword, %options)
    my @topics = $q->subtopics('operator');
    my @topics = $q->subtopics('operator', deep => 1);

Lists the subtopics for a given keyword. If "deep" is given, it includes all subtopics; otherwise, only the first level of subtopics is included.




Ivan Tubert-Brohman <[email protected]>


Copyright (c) 2005 Ivan Tubert-Brohman. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.