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POD2USAGE(1)           Perl Programmers Reference Guide           POD2USAGE(1)



NAME
       pod2usage - print usage messages from embedded pod docs in files

SYNOPSIS
       pod2usage   [-help] [-man] [-exit exitval] [-output outfile] [-verbose level] [-pathlist dirlist] file

OPTIONS AND ARGUMENTS
       -help   Print a brief help message and exit.

       -man    Print this command's manual page and exit.

       -exit exitval
               The exit status value to return.

       -output outfile
               The output file to print to. If the special names "-" or ">&1" or ">&STDOUT" are used then standard
               output is used. If ">&2" or ">&STDERR" is used then standard error is used.

       -verbose level
               The desired level of verbosity to use:

                   1 : print SYNOPSIS only
                   2 : print SYNOPSIS sections and any OPTIONS/ARGUMENTS sections
                   3 : print the entire manpage (similar to running pod2text)

       -pathlist dirlist
               Specifies one or more directories to search for the input file if it was not supplied with an absolute
               path. Each directory path in the given list should be separated by a ':' on Unix (';' on MSWin32 and
               DOS).

       file    The pathname of a file containing pod documentation to be output in usage mesage format (defaults to
               standard input).

DESCRIPTION
       pod2usage will read the given input file looking for pod documentation and will print the corresponding usage
       message.  If no input file is specifed than standard input is read.

       pod2usage invokes the pod2usage() function in the Pod::Usage module. Please see "pod2usage()" in Pod::Usage.

SEE ALSO
       Pod::Usage, pod2text(1)

AUTHOR
       Please report bugs using <http://rt.cpan.org>;.

       Brad Appleton <bradappATenteract.com>

       Based on code for pod2text(1) written by Tom Christiansen <tchristATmox.com>



perl v5.8.8                       2012-01-22                      POD2USAGE(1)