Item Description: Upload one or more files to CPAN, using PAUSE
Review Synopsis: A must have for every module author
This is not a module, it's a script.
After going through most of my modules on CPAN to make sure that they will work on the soon to be Perl 5.8.1, I again realized that the low profile, but very handy cpan-upload utility script is a must-have for a module author.
What does it do? Well, not a lot, but it does it quickly and quietly. It uploads your files to CPAN as simple as:
cpan-upload Your-Module-1.07.tar.gzYou get your confirmation mails just the way as you would normally if you would upload files to CPAN "manually".
What do you need to do? Well, download it, then:
perl Makefile.PL make make test make installthen, in you home directory, create a file named ".pause" that you can only read and write to (-rw------), and put your configuration information in there. This is usually very simple, such as:
user CPANID password xyuolskhj mailto firstname.lastname@example.org voila, you're set!
Neil Bowers has made a very nice utility script that is well documented. Kudo's to Neil!