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       CPAN::Plugin::Specfile - Proof of concept implementation of a trivial CPAN::Plugin


         # once in the cpan shell
         o conf plugin_list push CPAN::Plugin::Specfile

         # make permanent
         o conf commit

         # any time in the cpan shell to write a spec file
         test Acme::Meta

         # disable
         o conf plugin_list pop


       Implemented as a post-test hook, this plugin writes a specfile after every successful test
       run. The content is also written to the terminal.

       As a side effect, the timestamps of the written specfiles reflect the linear order of all

       WARNING: This code is just a small demo how to use the plugin system of the CPAN shell,
       not a full fledged spec file writer. Do not expect new features in this plugin.

       The target directory to store the spec files in can be set using "dir" as in

         o conf plugin_list push CPAN::Plugin::Specfile=dir,/tmp/specfiles-000042

       The default directory for this is the "plugins/CPAN::Plugin::Specfile" directory in the
       cpan_home directory.


       Andreas Koenig <>, Branislav Zahradnik <>