mversion - Program for querying Perl module versions
This program shows you the version of a module or several modules, in a
mversion --dev --full This That Another
mversion -q -i modules.txt
In Perl-world, we have many ways to determine a version of a module. You can run
"perl -MModule -le'print $Module::Version'", but once the name is
very long it becomes tiresome to write.
We can try to load the module in a specific version that is (hopefully) greater
than what we already have installed (if at all). That way we purposely inflict
an error on the compiler and try to read the error msg. "perl -MModule\
9999". This does not work on multiple modules at once. Some modules even
have long version numbers, such as a date, and then you need to run "perl
-MModule\ 9999999999" which is seriously annoying.
There are a few modules out there that get you the version number of other
modules but none of them are applications, nor do they have enough options for
comfortable day-to-day usage. This is where "mversion" comes in.
- -f, --full
- This outputs both the name and the version of module, instead of just the
mversion -f ThisModule ThatModule
mversion --full ThisModule ThatModule
- -I, --include DIRECTORY, -I MORE, -I EVENMORE
- This lets you add any number of directories to include when trying to get
a version number. This is very helpful when you're trying to check if the
version of a module in a specific folder is different than the default
# get the version of ThisModule
# get the version of ThisModule from directory dev_releases
mversion -I dev_releases ThisModule
You can include more directories by repeating the flag and argument again.
There is no limit to how many directories you can include.
- -i, --input FILE
- This reads a list of modules from a file.
mversion -i my_modules.txt
mversion --input my_modules.txt
- -d, --dev
- This shows the developer versions (0.01_01) just as that instead of
mversion -d Test::More
mversion --dev Test::More
- -q, --quiet
- Usually if a module does not exist, "mversion" will warn about
it. This allows you to silent those warnings and just carry on.
mversion -q This::Does::Not::Exist But::This::Does
mversion --quiet This::Does::Not::Exist But::This::Does
Github page at <http://github.com/xsawyerx/module-version>.
This software is copyright (c) 2010-2018 by Sawyer X.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.