Installing RS::Handy

The RS::Handy module is just the single file, so you can copy to a directory called RS which is in Perl's path (@INC). On Unix systems /usr/local/lib/site_perl/RS/ should work. See the output of "perl -V" to learn your perl's @INC.

Alternatively, you can download the properly-named module and simple Makefile.PL and use them in the usual fashion:

    $ ls -l
    total 65
    -rw-rw-r--    1 roderick roderick    61776 Feb  1 11:20
    -rw-rw-r--    1 roderick roderick      102 Feb  1 11:17 Makefile.PL
    $ perl Makefile.PL
    Writing Makefile for RS::Handy
    $ make
    mkdir blib
    mkdir blib/lib
    mkdir blib/lib/RS
    mkdir blib/arch
    mkdir blib/arch/auto
    mkdir blib/arch/auto/RS
    mkdir blib/arch/auto/RS/Handy
    mkdir blib/lib/auto
    mkdir blib/lib/auto/RS
    mkdir blib/lib/auto/RS/Handy
    mkdir blib/man3
    cp blib/lib/RS/
    Manifying blib/man3/RS::Handy.3pm
    $ make test
    No tests defined for RS::Handy extension.
    $ make install
    Installing /usr/local/perl/RS/
    Installing /usr/local/opt/perl-5.005_03/man/man3/RS::Handy.3pm
    Writing /usr/local/perl/m88k-dgux/5.005/auto/RS/Handy/.packlist
    Appending installation info to /usr/local/opt/perl-5.005_03/lib/5.00503/m88k-dgux/perllocal.pod
    $ _

An advantage of using the Makefile.PL is that the man page will be installed.

Roderick Schertler <>