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Perl::OSType(3) 	       User Contributed Perl Documentation		  Perl::OSType(3)

NAME
       Perl::OSType - Map Perl operating system names to generic types

VERSION
       version 1.003

SYNOPSIS
	 use Perl::OSType ':all';

	 $current_type = os_type();
	 $other_type = os_type('dragonfly'); # gives 'Unix'

DESCRIPTION
       Modules that provide OS-specific behaviors often need to know if the current operating
       system matches a more generic type of operating systems. For example, 'linux' is a type of
       'Unix' operating system and so is 'freebsd'.

       This module provides a mapping between an operating system name as given by $^O and a more
       generic type.  The initial version is based on the OS type mappings provided in
       Module::Build and ExtUtils::CBuilder.  (Thus, Microsoft operating systems are given the
       type 'Windows' rather than 'Win32'.)

USAGE
       No functions are exported by default. The export tag ":all" will export all functions
       listed below.

   os_type()
	 $os_type = os_type();
	 $os_type = os_type('MSWin32');

       Returns a single, generic OS type for a given operating system name.  With no arguments,
       returns the OS type for the current value of $^O.  If the operating system is not
       recognized, the function will return the empty string.

   is_os_type()
	 $is_windows = is_os_type('Windows');
	 $is_unix    = is_os_type('Unix', 'dragonfly');

       Given an OS type and OS name, returns true or false if the OS name is of the given type.
       As with "os_type", it will use the current operating system as a default if no OS name is
       provided.

SEE ALSO
       o   Devel::CheckOS

SUPPORT
   Bugs / Feature Requests
       Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at
       <https://github.com/dagolden/perl-ostype/issues>.  You will be notified automatically of
       any progress on your issue.

   Source Code
       This is open source software.  The code repository is available for public review and
       contribution under the terms of the license.

       <https://github.com/dagolden/perl-ostype>

	 git clone git://github.com/dagolden/perl-ostype.git

AUTHOR
       David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTORS
       o   Jonas B. Nielsen <jonasbn@hoarfrost.local>

       o   Paul Green <Paul.Green@stratus.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
       This software is copyright (c) 2013 by David Golden.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

perl v5.16.3				    2013-03-20				  Perl::OSType(3)
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