/Perl 5.26



pod2html - convert .pod files to .html files


pod2html --help --htmldir=<name> --htmlroot=<URL>
         --infile=<name> --outfile=<name>
         --podpath=<name>:...:<name> --podroot=<name>
         --cachedir=<name> --flush --recurse --norecurse
         --quiet --noquiet --verbose --noverbose
         --index --noindex --backlink --nobacklink
         --header --noheader --poderrors --nopoderrors
         --css=<URL> --title=<name>


Converts files from pod format (see perlpod) to HTML format.


pod2html takes the following arguments:

  • help

    Displays the usage message.

  • htmldir

    Sets the directory to which all cross references in the resulting HTML file will be relative. Not passing this causes all links to be absolute since this is the value that tells Pod::Html the root of the documentation tree.

    Do not use this and --htmlroot in the same call to pod2html; they are mutually exclusive.

  • htmlroot

    Sets the base URL for the HTML files. When cross-references are made, the HTML root is prepended to the URL.

    Do not use this if relative links are desired: use --htmldir instead.

    Do not pass both this and --htmldir to pod2html; they are mutually exclusive.

  • infile

    Specify the pod file to convert. Input is taken from STDIN if no infile is specified.

  • outfile

    Specify the HTML file to create. Output goes to STDOUT if no outfile is specified.

  • podroot

    Specify the base directory for finding library pods.

  • podpath

    Specify which subdirectories of the podroot contain pod files whose HTML converted forms can be linked-to in cross-references.

  • cachedir

    Specify which directory is used for storing cache. Default directory is the current working directory.

  • flush

    Flush the cache.

  • noheader

    Do not create header and footer blocks containing the text of the "NAME" section (default behaviour).

  • poderrors

    Include a "POD ERRORS" section in the outfile if there were any POD errors in the infile (default behaviour).

  • nopoderrors

    Do not include a "POD ERRORS" section in the outfile if there were any POD errors in the infile.

  • index

    Generate an index at the top of the HTML file (default behaviour).

  • noindex

    Do not generate an index at the top of the HTML file.

  • recurse

    Recurse into subdirectories specified in podpath (default behaviour).

  • norecurse

    Do not recurse into subdirectories specified in podpath.

  • css

    Specify the URL of cascading style sheet to link from resulting HTML file. Default is none style sheet.

  • title

    Specify the title of the resulting HTML file.

  • quiet

    Don't display mostly harmless warning messages.

  • noquiet

    Display mostly harmless warning messages (default behaviour). But this is not the same as "verbose" mode.

  • verbose

    Display progress messages.

  • noverbose

    Do not display progress messages (default behaviour).


Tom Christiansen, <[email protected]>.


See Pod::Html for a list of known bugs in the translator.


perlpod, Pod::Html

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