How to determine if a module is installed in Perl

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When a module is installed in Perl, such as Net::SSH::Perl or Net::LDAP, the module adds information to a file called perllocal.pod on your system. The perllocal.pod is usually located at /usr/local/lib/perl5/version/arch/. The vast majority of modules appened information to the perllocal.pod file. The perldoc -l module_name command will determine if the perllocal.pod file contains an entry for a certain module. In this example, the Net::SSH::Perl module is installed on the system. Be care, as this search is CaSe SenSiTiVe.

~]# perldoc -l Net::SSH::Perl
/usr/local/lib64/perl5/Net/SSH/Perl.pm


In this example, the Net::LDAP module is probably not installed, as there are not matches for Net::LDAP in the perllocal.pod file.

!]# perldoc -l Net::LDAP
No documentation found for "Net::LDAP".

 



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