Module::Install::Share - Install non-code files for use during run-time


Module::Install::Share - Install non-code files for use during run-time


    # Put everything inside ./share/ into the distribution 'auto' path
    install_share 'share';
    # Same thing as above using the default directory name


As well as Perl modules and Perl binary applications, some distributions need to install read-only data files to a location on the file system for use at run-time.

XML Schemas, YAML data files, and SQLite databases are examples of the sort of things distributions might typically need to have available after installation.

Module::Install::Share is a the Module::Install manpage extension that provides commands to allow these files to be installed to the applicable location on disk.

To locate the files after installation so they can be used inside your module, see this extension's companion module the File::ShareDir manpage.


Currently install_share installs not only the files you want, but if called by the author will also copy .svn and other source-control directories, and other junk.

Enhance this to copy only files under share that are in the MANIFEST, or possibly those not in MANIFEST.SKIP.


Audrey Tang <>

Adam Kennedy <>


the Module::Install manpage, the File::ShareDir manpage


Copyright 2006 Audrey Tang, Adam Kennedy.

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


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