How to submit a script to CPAN

  1. Get a PAUSE ID; this is required to upload files to CPAN.
  2. Create your script:
  3. You may wish to check your script's format against the example script.
  4. Upload your script to PAUSE.
  5. New script categories are not automatically created. If you stipulate a SCRIPT CATEGORIES entry that does not exist, it will be silently ignored. New categories are created via discussion on the scripts mailing list. Please join the list before posting to it, by sending an empty email to

Contents of POD sections

The data in the POD sections, outlined above, must be presented in a machine-readable format. There are two ways to present the data:
  1. Unadorned, one item per line.
  2. Embedded in descriptive text, with the data appearing between C< and >.
The example script contains COREQUISITES, OSNAMES, and SCRIPT CATEGORIES sections in the first format, and a PREREQUISITES section in the second format.

Improving the process

The scripts repository is still being refined. Please report and problems or suggestions to Kurt Starsinic.
Last modified: Fri May 10 01:32:56 CEST 2002