This specifies the path to where the index files are to be stored. This could be a local CPAN mirror, defined here by the presence of a MIRRORED.BY file beneath this directory, or a local directory in which to store these files from a remote CPAN mirror. In the latter case, the index files are fetched from a remote CPAN mirror, using the same list that CPAN.pm uses, if this is configured, and are updated if they are more than one day old.
If the CPAN option is not given, it will default to cpan_home of CPAN, if this is configured, with the sources being found under keep_source_where. A fatal error results if such a directory isnt found. Updates to these index files are assumed here to be handled by CPAN.pm.
This is the name of the database that DBD::SQLite will use. If not given, this defaults to cpandb-sqlite.
These are options which are used for setting up and maintaining the database. These include
This specifies that the database is to be created and populated from the CPAN indices; any exisiting database will be overwritten.
This is used to update an exisiting database, which must have first been created with the setup option.
o --reindex dist_name
This specifies that the CPAN distribution dist_name is to be reindexed.
These options are used to query the database. Available options are
All search terms are assumed to be exact matches in a case-insensitive manner.
o --module Mod::Name
This provides information on the specified module name.
o --dist Dist-Name
This provides information on the specified distribution name.
o --cpanid CPANID
This provides information on the specified CPAN author id
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