pod2latex



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NAME

       pod2latex - convert pod documentation to latex format


SYNOPSIS

         pod2latex *.pm

         pod2latex -out mytex.tex *.pod

         pod2latex -full -sections ’DESCRIPTION│NAME’ SomeDir

         pod2latex -prefile h.tex -postfile t.tex my.pod


DESCRIPTION

       "pod2latex" is a program to convert POD format documentation (perlpod)
       into latex. It can process multiple input documents at a time and
       either generate a latex file per input document or a single combined
       output file.


OPTIONS AND ARGUMENTS

       This section describes the supported command line options. Minimum
       matching is supported.

       -out
           Name of the output file to be used. If there are multiple input
           pods it is assumed that the intention is to write all translated
           output into a single file. ".tex" is appended if not present.  If
           the argument is not supplied, a single document will be created for
           each input file.

       -full
           Creates a complete "latex" file that can be processed immediately
           (unless "=for/=begin" directives are used that rely on extra pack-
           ages).  Table of contents and index generation commands are
           included in the wrapper "latex" code.

       -sections
           Specify pod sections to include (or remove if negated) in the
           translation.  See "SECTION SPECIFICATIONS" in Pod::Select for the
           format to use for section-spec. This option may be given multiple
           times on the command line.This is identical to the similar option
           in the "podselect()" command.

       -modify
           This option causes the output "latex" to be slightly modified from
           the input pod such that when a "=head1 NAME" is encountered a sec-
           tion is created containing the actual pod name (rather than NAME)
           and all subsequent "=head1" directives are treated as subsections.
           This has the advantage that the description of a module will be in
           its own section which is helpful for including module descriptions
           in documentation.  Also forces "latex" label and index entries to
           be prefixed by the name of the module.

       -h1level
           Specifies the "latex" section that is equivalent to a "H1" pod
           directive. This is an integer between 0 and 5 with 0 equivalent to
           a "latex" chapter, 1 equivalent to a "latex" section etc. The
           default is 1 ("H1" equivalent to a latex section).

       -help
           Print a brief help message and exit.

       -man
           Print the manual page and exit.

       -verbose
           Print information messages as each document is processed.

       -preamble
           A user-supplied preamble for the LaTeX code. Multiple values are
           supported and appended in order separated by "\n".  See -prefile
           for reading the preamble from a file.

       -postamble
           A user supplied postamble for the LaTeX code. Multiple values are
           supported and appended in order separated by "\n".  See -postfile
           for reading the postamble from a file.

       -prefile
           A user-supplied preamble for the LaTeX code to be read from the
           named file. Multiple values are supported and appended in order.
           See -preamble.

       -postfile
           A user-supplied postamble for the LaTeX code to be read from the
           named file. Multiple values are supported and appended in order.
           See -postamble.


BUGS

       Known bugs are:

       ·   Cross references between documents are not resolved when multiple
           pod documents are converted into a single output "latex" file.

       ·   Functions and variables are not automatically recognized and they
           will therefore not be marked up in any special way unless
           instructed by an explicit pod command.


SEE ALSO

       Pod::LaTeX


AUTHOR

       Tim Jenness <tjenness@cpan.org>

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

       Copyright (C) 2000, 2003, 2004 Tim Jenness. All Rights Reserved.



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