cpandb - interface to "CPAN::SQLite"
This script is an interface to the routines of CPAN::SQLite for setting up,
maintaining and searching a "DBD::SQLite" database of CPAN.
Available options can be grouped into three categories.
These are options which are common to both setting up and maintaining the
database or performing queries on it. These are
- "--CPAN '/path/to/CPAN'"
This specifies the path to where the index files are to be stored. This
could be a local CPAN mirror, defined here by the presence of a
MIRRORED.BY file beneath this directory, or a local directory in
which to store these files from a remote CPAN mirror. In the latter case,
the index files are fetched from a remote CPAN mirror, using the same list
that "CPAN.pm" uses, if this is configured, and are updated if
they are more than one day old.
If the "CPAN" option is not given, it will default to
"cpan_home" of CPAN::, if this is configured, with the sources
being found under "keep_source_where". A fatal error results if
such a directory isn't found. Updates to these index files are assumed
here to be handled by "CPAN.pm".
- "--db_name 'cpan-sqlite'"
This is the name of the database that "DBD::SQLite" will use. If
not given, this defaults to "cpandb-sqlite".
- "--db_dir '/path/to/db/dir'"
This specifies the path to where the database file is found. If not given,
it defaults to the "cpan_home" directory of "CPAN.pm",
if present, or to the directory in which the script was invoked.
These are options which are used for setting up and maintaining the database.
This specifies that the database is to be created and populated from the
CPAN indices; any existing database will be overwritten.
This is used to update an existing database, which must have first been
created with the "setup" option.
- "--reindex 'dist_name'"
This specifies that the CPAN distribution "dist_name" is to be
These options are used to query the database. Available options are
- "--module Mod::Name"
This provides information on the specified module name.
- "--dist Dist-Name"
This provides information on the specified distribution name.
- "--cpanid CPANID"
This provides information on the specified CPAN author id
All search terms are assumed to be exact matches in a case-insensitive manner.