PERLLINK(1) BSD General Commands Manual PERLLINK(1)NAMEperllink — add and delete symlinks in the standard Perl installation
SYNOPSISperllink [-fnv] [-p prefix] action [packlist ...]
DESCRIPTIONperllink manages the symlinks that match the files listed in the given
The perl configuration library defines the main directory trees contain‐
ing the standard Perl installation in the following variables:
The perl configuration library also defines the locations of scripts and
manual pages in the following variables:
For each file listed in the packlists that is in one of the script or
manual page locations, a relative symbolic link to that file is added or
deleted from prefix/bin and prefix/man/man1.
If -p prefix is specified, then the script and manual page locations are
recomputed relative to the given prefix instead of to perl's prefix, and
the symlinks are managed under the given prefix instead.
The options are as follows:
action This required option is either “add” or “delete” and determines
whether the managed symlinks are added or deleted.
These are paths to packlists containing the files installed as
part of a module. Each line of a packlist contains a path termi‐
nated by a newline. If no packlists are specified, then the
packlist for Perl itself is used.
Unlink any already existing files, permitting the new symlinks to
replace the existing ones.
Do not actually make any changes to the files in prefix.
-p prefix, --prefix=prefix
Manage the symlinks in prefix. By default, perllink manages the
symlinks in the location referenced by the perl configuration
-v Be verbose. Display on standard error the shell-equivalent com‐
mands that are being executed.
SEE ALSOperl(1), symlink(2)AUTHORS
Johnny C. Lam
July 15, 2005