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       ExtUtils::Manifest - utilities to write and check a MANIFEST file


       version 1.70


           use ExtUtils::Manifest qw(...funcs to import...);


           my @missing_files    = manicheck;
           my @skipped          = skipcheck;
           my @extra_files      = filecheck;
           my($missing, $extra) = fullcheck;

           my $found    = manifind();

           my $manifest = maniread();


           maniadd({$file => $comment, ...});


       ExtUtils::Manifest exports no functions by default.  The following are
       exported on request


           Writes all files in and below the current directory to your
           MANIFEST.  It works similar to the result of the Unix command

               find . > MANIFEST

           All files that match any regular expression in a file MANIFEST.SKIP
           (if it exists) are ignored.

           Any existing MANIFEST file will be saved as MANIFEST.bak.

               my $found = manifind();

           returns a hash reference. The keys of the hash are the files found
           below the current directory.

               my @missing_files = manicheck();

           checks if all the files within a "MANIFEST" in the current
           directory really do exist. If "MANIFEST" and the tree below the
           current directory are in sync it silently returns an empty list.
           Otherwise it returns a list of files which are listed in the
           "MANIFEST" but missing from the directory, and by default also
           outputs these names to STDERR.

               my @extra_files = filecheck();

           finds files below the current directory that are not mentioned in
           the "MANIFEST" file. An optional file "MANIFEST.SKIP" will be
           consulted. Any file matching a regular expression in such a file
           will not be reported as missing in the "MANIFEST" file. The list of
           any extraneous files found is returned, and by default also
           reported to STDERR.

               my($missing, $extra) = fullcheck();

           does both a manicheck() and a filecheck(), returning then as two
           array refs.

               my @skipped = skipcheck();

           lists all the files that are skipped due to your "MANIFEST.SKIP"

               my $manifest = maniread();
               my $manifest = maniread($manifest_file);

           reads a named "MANIFEST" file (defaults to "MANIFEST" in the
           current directory) and returns a HASH reference with files being
           the keys and comments being the values of the HASH.  Blank lines
           and lines which start with "#" in the "MANIFEST" file are

               my $skipchk = maniskip();
               my $skipchk = maniskip($manifest_skip_file);

               if ($skipchk->($file)) { .. }

           reads a named "MANIFEST.SKIP" file (defaults to "MANIFEST.SKIP" in
           the current directory) and returns a CODE reference that tests
           whether a given filename should be skipped.

               manicopy(\%src, $dest_dir);
               manicopy(\%src, $dest_dir, $how);

           Copies the files that are the keys in %src to the $dest_dir.  %src
           is typically returned by the maniread() function.

               manicopy( maniread(), $dest_dir );

           This function is useful for producing a directory tree identical to
           the intended distribution tree.

           $how can be used to specify a different methods of "copying".
           Valid values are "cp", which actually copies the files, "ln" which
           creates hard links, and "best" which mostly links the files but
           copies any symbolic link to make a tree without any symbolic link.
           "cp" is the default.

             maniadd({ $file => $comment, ...});

           Adds an entry to an existing MANIFEST unless its already there.

           $file will be normalized (ie. Unixified).  UNIMPLEMENTED

       A list of files in the distribution, one file per line.  The MANIFEST
       always uses Unix filepath conventions even if you're not on Unix.  This
       means foo/bar style not foo\bar.

       Anything between white space and an end of line within a "MANIFEST"
       file is considered to be a comment.  Any line beginning with # is also
       a comment. Beginning with ExtUtils::Manifest 1.52, a filename may
       contain whitespace characters if it is enclosed in single quotes;
       single quotes or backslashes in that filename must be backslash-

           # this a comment
           some/other/file            comment about some/file
           'some/third file'          comment

       The file MANIFEST.SKIP may contain regular expressions of files that
       should be ignored by mkmanifest() and filecheck(). The regular
       expressions should appear one on each line. Blank lines and lines which
       start with "#" are skipped.  Use "\#" if you need a regular expression
       to start with a "#".

       For example:

           # Version control files and dirs.

           # Makemaker generated files and dirs.

           # Temp, old and emacs backup files.

       If no MANIFEST.SKIP file is found, a default set of skips will be used,
       similar to the example above.  If you want nothing skipped, simply make
       an empty MANIFEST.SKIP file.

       In one's own MANIFEST.SKIP file, certain directives can be used to
       include the contents of other MANIFEST.SKIP files. At present two such
       directives are recognized.

           This inserts the contents of the default MANIFEST.SKIP file

       #!include /Path/to/another/manifest.skip
           This inserts the contents of the specified external file

       The included contents will be inserted into the MANIFEST.SKIP file in
       between #!start included /path/to/manifest.skip and #!end included
       /path/to/manifest.skip markers.  The original MANIFEST.SKIP is saved as

       &mkmanifest, &manicheck, &filecheck, &fullcheck, &maniread, and
       &manicopy are exportable.

       $ExtUtils::Manifest::MANIFEST defaults to "MANIFEST". Changing it
       results in both a different "MANIFEST" and a different "MANIFEST.SKIP"
       file. This is useful if you want to maintain different distributions
       for different audiences (say a user version and a developer version
       including RCS).

       $ExtUtils::Manifest::Quiet defaults to 0. If set to a true value, all
       functions act silently.

       $ExtUtils::Manifest::Debug defaults to 0.  If set to a true value, or
       if PERL_MM_MANIFEST_DEBUG is true, debugging output will be produced.


       All diagnostic output is sent to "STDERR".

       "Not in MANIFEST:" file
           is reported if a file is found which is not in "MANIFEST".

       "Skipping" file
           is reported if a file is skipped due to an entry in

       "No such file:" file
           is reported if a file mentioned in a "MANIFEST" file does not

       "MANIFEST:" $!
           is reported if "MANIFEST" could not be opened.

       "Added to MANIFEST:" file
           is reported by mkmanifest() if $Verbose is set and a file is added
           to MANIFEST. $Verbose is set to 1 by default.


           Turns on debugging


       ExtUtils::MakeMaker(3) which has handy targets for most of the


       Andreas Koenig ""

       Currently maintained by the Perl Toolchain Gang.


       This software is copyright (c) 1996- by Andreas Koenig.

       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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