GSP
Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Support
Contact Us
Online Help
Handbooks
Domain Status
Man Pages

FAQ
Virtual Servers
Pricing
Billing
Technical

Network
Facilities
Connectivity
Topology Map

Miscellaneous
Server Agreement
Year 2038
Credits
 

USA Flag

 

 

Man Pages


Manual Reference Pages  -  EXTUTILS::COMMAND (3)

.ds Aq ’

NAME

ExtUtils::Command - utilities to replace common UNIX commands in Makefiles etc.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e cat files... > destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e mv source... destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e cp source... destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e touch files...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e rm_f files...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e rm_rf directories...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e mkpath directories...
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e eqtime source destination
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e test_f file
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e test_d directory
  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e chmod mode files...
  ...



DESCRIPTION

The module is used to replace common UNIX commands. In all cases the functions work from @ARGV rather than taking arguments. This makes them easier to deal with in Makefiles. Call them like this:



  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e some_command some files to work on



and NOT like this:



  perl -MExtUtils::Command -e some_command qw(some files to work on)



For that use Shell::Command.

Filenames with * and ? will be glob expanded.

    FUNCTIONS

cat


    cat file ...



Concatenates all files mentioned on command line to STDOUT.

eqtime


    eqtime source destination



Sets modified time of destination to that of source.

rm_rf


    rm_rf files or directories ...



Removes files and directories - recursively (even if readonly)

rm_f


    rm_f file ...



Removes files (even if readonly)

touch


    touch file ...



Makes files exist, with current timestamp

mv


    mv source_file destination_file
    mv source_file source_file destination_dir



Moves source to destination. Multiple sources are allowed if destination is an existing directory.

Returns true if all moves succeeded, false otherwise.

cp


    cp source_file destination_file
    cp source_file source_file destination_dir



Copies sources to the destination. Multiple sources are allowed if destination is an existing directory.

Returns true if all copies succeeded, false otherwise.

chmod


    chmod mode files ...



Sets UNIX like permissions ’mode’ on all the files. e.g. 0666

mkpath


    mkpath directory ...



Creates directories, including any parent directories.

test_f


    test_f file



Tests if a file exists. Exits with 0 if it does, 1 if it does not (ie. shell’s idea of true and false).

test_d


    test_d directory



Tests if a directory exists. Exits with 0 if it does, 1 if it does not (ie. shell’s idea of true and false).

dos2unix


    dos2unix files or dirs ...



Converts DOS and OS/2 linefeeds to Unix style recursively.

SEE ALSO

Shell::Command which is these same functions but take arguments normally.

AUTHOR

Nick Ing-Simmons ni-s@cpan.org

Maintained by Michael G Schwern schwern@pobox.com within the ExtUtils-MakeMaker package and, as a separate CPAN package, by Randy Kobes r.kobes@uwinnipeg.ca.

Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 3 |  Main Index


perl v5.20.3 EXTUTILS::COMMAND (3) 2015-09-10

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.