pom2(1) convert POD to Text, HTML, etc., with Pod::POM


pom2 text MyFile.pm > MyFile.txt
pom2 html MyFile.pm > MyFile.html
pom2 pod MyFile.pm > Myfile.pod
pom2 format [options] MyFile.pm > Myfile.xyz


This script uses "Pod::POM" to convert a Pod document into text, HTML, back into Pod (e.g. to normalise a document to fix any markup errors), or any other format for which you have a view module.

If the viewer is not one of the viewers bundled with "Pod::POM", the script searches for an installed "Pod::POM::View" module that matches the specified format. For example if you have "Pod::POM::View::DocBook" installed then you could say:

    pod2 docbook MyFile.pm > MyFile.xml

If any options other than "--help" are specified then they are passed to the constructor method of the view class. For example:

    pod2 docbook --root=chapter --titlecasing MyFile.pm > MyFile.xml

would convert the Pod document to a DocBook chapter document with the titlecasing option enabled. Note that any string prefixed by ""--"" is taken as a valid option and passed to the constructor; if no value is specified then a value of 1 is passed in.


Andy Wardley <[email protected]>

extended by Andrew Ford <[email protected]>


This is version 0.3 of pom2.


Copyright (C) 2000, 2001 Andy Wardley. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright (C) 2009 Andrew Ford. All Rights Reserved.

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