Perl Doc Usage

Problem

You need help on a specific Perl function or module. Or just a general question.



Solution

Perl installation comes with its own documentation system.

In this post, I’ll just cover how to invoke the various perl documentation.

Going forward I’ll add posts describing how to create the different types of Perl doco.



Example


See different Perl areas under the documentation system
perldoc perl

Lookup function name
perldoc -f func name

Display source of module
perldoc -m mod name

Search perl FAQ
perldoc -q pattern

Search entire Perl installation
perldoc -r pattern



Reference

[tags]Perl, Tutorials, Help, Perl Coding School[/tags]



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