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ExtUtils::Install(3pm)		 Perl Programmers Reference Guide	   ExtUtils::Install(3pm)

       ExtUtils::Install - install files from here to there

       use ExtUtils::Install;




       Both install() and uninstall() are specific to the way ExtUtils::MakeMaker handles the
       installation and deinstallation of perl modules. They are not designed as general purpose

       install() takes three arguments. A reference to a hash, a verbose switch and a
       don't-really-do-it switch. The hash ref contains a mapping of directories: each key/value
       pair is a combination of directories to be copied. Key is a directory to copy from, value
       is a directory to copy to. The whole tree below the "from" directory will be copied pre-
       serving timestamps and permissions.

       There are two keys with a special meaning in the hash: "read" and "write". After the copy-
       ing is done, install will write the list of target files to the file named by
       "$hashref->{write}". If there is another file named by "$hashref->{read}", the contents of
       this file will be merged into the written file. The read and the written file may be iden-
       tical, but on AFS it is quite likely that people are installing to a different directory
       than the one where the files later appear.

       install_default() takes one or less arguments.  If no arguments are specified, it takes
       $ARGV[0] as if it was specified as an argument.	The argument is the value of MakeMaker's
       "FULLEXT" key, like Tk/Canvas.  This function calls install() with the same arguments as
       the defaults the MakeMaker would use.

       The argument-less form is convenient for install scripts like

	 perl -MExtUtils::Install -e install_default Tk/Canvas

       Assuming this command is executed in a directory with a populated blib directory, it will
       proceed as if the blib was build by MakeMaker on this machine.  This is useful for binary

       uninstall() takes as first argument a file containing filenames to be unlinked. The second
       argument is a verbose switch, the third is a no-don't-really-do-it-now switch.

       pm_to_blib() takes a hashref as the first argument and copies all keys of the hash to the
       corresponding values efficiently. Filenames with the extension pm are autosplit. Second
       argument is the autosplit directory.  If third argument is not empty, it is taken as a
       filter command to be ran on each .pm file, the output of the command being what is finally
       copied, and the source for auto-splitting.

       You can have an environment variable PERL_INSTALL_ROOT set which will be prepended as a
       directory to each installed file (and directory).

perl v5.8.0				    2002-06-01			   ExtUtils::Install(3pm)
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