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NAME

       minicpan - uses CPAN::Mini to create or update a local mirror

VERSION

       version 1.111016

SYNOPSIS

        minicpan [options]

        Options
          -l LOCAL    - where is the local minicpan?     (required)
          -r REMOTE   - where is the remote cpan mirror? (required)
          -d 0###     - permissions (numeric) to use when creating directories
          -f          - check all directories, even if indices are unchanged
          -p          - mirror perl, ponie, and parrot distributions
          --debug     - run in debug mode (print even banal messages)
          -q          - run in quiet mode (don't print status)
          -qq         - run in silent mode (don't even print warnings)
          -c CLASS    - what class to use to mirror (default: CPAN::Mini)
          -C FILE     - what config file to use (default: ~/.minicpanrc)
          -h          - print help and exit
          -v          - print version and exit
          -x          - build an exact mirror, getting even normally disallowed files
          -t SEC      - timeout in sec. Defaults to 180 sec
          --offline   - operate in offline mode (generally: do nothing)
          --log-level - provide a log level; instead of --debug, -q, or -qq
          --remote-from TYPE - cpan remote from 'cpan' or 'cpanplus' configs

DESCRIPTION

       This simple shell script just updates (or creates) a miniature CPAN mirror as described in
       CPAN::Mini.

CONFIGURATION FILE

       By default, "minicpan" will read a configuration file to get configuration information.
       The file is a simple set of names and values, as in the following example:

        local:  /home/rjbs/mirrors/minicpan/
        remote: http://your.favorite.cpan/cpan/
        exact_mirror: 1

       "minicpan" tries to find a configuration file through the following process.  It takes the
       first defined it finds:

       ·   Use the value specified by "-C" on the command line

       ·   Use the value in the "CPAN_MINI_CONFIG" environment variable

       ·   Use ~/.minicpanrc

       ·   Use CPAN/Mini/minicpan.conf

       If the selected file does not exist, "minicpan" does not keep looking.

       You can override this process with a "config_file" method in your subclass.

       See "CPAN::Mini" for a full listing of available options.

TO DO

       Improve command-line options.

SEE ALSO

       Randal Schwartz's original article, which can be found here:

         http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/LinuxMag/col42.html

AUTHORS

       ·   Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

       ·   Randal Schwartz <merlyn@stonehenge.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       This software is copyright (c) 2004 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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