FreeKB - Perl Install a module (cpan)
Perl - Install a module (cpan)

Before installing a module, you may want to use the perldoc command to determine if the module is installed.

perldoc -l Net::SSH:Perl


Or this command.

perl -MNet::SSH::Perl -e 'print $INC{"Net/SSH/"}'


Installing a module in Perl is incredibly easy, using cpan. cpan is included with the installation of Perl. Simply type the following command on the command line.

cpanm the::module


A successful install of a module that is not already installed will return the following.

Successfully installed module::name-version


A successful update of an already installed module will return the following.

module::name is up to date. (version)


Or, you can start the cpan interactive prompt.



Then, use the install module_name (or force install) command to install a module. In this example, the SSH module is installed.

cpan> install Net::SSH::Perl


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