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Release status: beta
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Description Display perl documentation for an extension installed on your system.
Author(s) Cybersprockettalk
Latest version 0.1 (2008-01-09)
MediaWiki 1.6
License No license specified
Download PerlDoc.php
Change Log
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What can this extension do?[edit]

This MediaWiki extension will display Perl Documentation in your wiki page for any perl module you have installed on your system.


Replace Postgres::Handler with the installed Perl module you wish to report on. Perl modules can be be found on CPAN and can be installed on your Linux box using the shell command:

cpan -i Postgres::Handler





  • Between the brackets: enter the name of an installed perl module
  • format: any format supported by perldoc on your system
    • the default format is html

Download instructions[edit]

Get the code here: PerlDoc.php

Save the file on your server here: $IP/extension/ExtensionName/ExtensionName.php. Note: $IP stands for the root directory of your MediaWiki installation, the same directory that holds LocalSettings.php.


To install this extension, add the following to LocalSettings.php:


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