Shazam! Use Image::Magick with Perlbrew in minutes
How to get a local non-root install of Image::Magick working with Perlbrew
Find CPAN mirrors and configure the local CPAN mirror list
CPAN mirrors are online repositories which host or “mirror” the Perl module distributions on CPAN. There are hundreds of CPAN mirrors dispersed throughout the World. When the CPAN program is run for the first time on a machine, it will configure the CPAN mirror list to use for checking for new versions of modules and downloading Perl distributions. All CPAN mirrors are not created equally though: the distribution list’s age, speed and the geographic location vary from mirror to mirror and so you may want to re-configure your local CPAN mirror list to suit your needs. This article describes how to find CPAN mirrors and edit the local CPAN mirror configuration.
How to schedule Perl scripts using cron
Cron is a job scheduling program available on UNIX-like platforms. Most system commands can be scheduled including the execution of Perl programs. Once a job is setup, cron will run it as scheduled even if the user is not logged in, which can be a great way to automate sysadmin tasks or repetitive jobs. This article describes how to run Perl scripts with cron.
Get detailed Perl version configuration information
Most Perl programmers know they can find out the current Perl version by typing “perl -v” as the command line:
Use Module::Version to get the version of an installed Perl module
Another cool way to get the version of a module
Installing Perl modules with C library dependencies
How to tackle this tricky config issue
3 quick ways to find out the version number of an installed Perl module from the terminal
Perl module features and behaviour can change from version to version and so knowing the version number of an installed Perl module can be useful in several scenarios. Below are three different command line methods for finding out the version number of an installed module that work on Bash and Windows Powershell. So fire up the terminal and get typing!