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Manual Reference Pages  -  PERL::OSNAMES (3)

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NAME

Perl::osnames - List possible $^O ($OSNAME) values, with description

CONTENTS

VERSION

This document describes version 0.11 of Perl::osnames (from Perl distribution Perl-osnames), released on 2014-12-19.

DESCRIPTION

This package contains $data which lists possible values of $^O along with description for each. It also provides some helper functions.

    Tags

o unix

Unix-like operating systems. This currently excludes beos/haiku.

o bsd

BSD-derived Unix operating systems.

o sysv

SysV-derived Unix operating systems.

o posix

For POSIX-compliant OSes, including fully-, mostly-, and largely-compliant ones (source: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX>).

From what I can gather, dec_osf is not POSIX compliant, although there is a posix package for it.

VARIABLES

None are exported by default, but they are exportable.

CW$data

An arrayref of records (arrayrefs), each structured as:



 [$name, \@tags, $description]



FUNCTIONS

None are exported by default, but they are exportable.

is_posix([ CW$os ]) => bool

Check whether $os (defaults to $^O if not specified) is POSIX (checked by the existence of posix tag on the OS’s record in $data). Will return 0, 1, or undef if $os is unknown.

is_unix([ CW$os ]) => bool

Check whether $os (defaults to $^O if not specified) is Unix (checked by the existence of unix tag on the OS’s record in $data). Will return 0, 1, or undef if $os is unknown.

SEE ALSO

perlvar

Config

Perl::OSType, a core module. You should probably use this module instead. Currently the difference between this module and Perl::osnames: 1) Perl::osnames currently doesn’t list beos/haiku as Unix, but POSIX; 2) Perl::osnames provides more tags (like sysv, bsd, posix) and description.

Devel::Platform::Info

The output of perl -V

App::osnames, the original reason for Perl::osnames. With this CLI tool you can grep OS names by name, tag, or description, e.g. osnames solaris or osnames posix.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project’s homepage at <https://metacpan.org/release/Perl-osnames>.

SOURCE

Source repository is at <https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Perl-osnames>.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website <https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Perl-osnames>

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2014 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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