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8.176. Pod::Text

Converts files from pod format to formatted ASCII text. Not generally used directly, but via the pod2text script (see Chapter 4, "The Perl Language"). Termcap is optionally supported for boldface and underlining and can be enabled with:


Otherwise, backspaces are used to simulate bold and underlined text. Exports one function.


pod2text (filename[, filehandle])

Converts from pod to text format. Takes the following arguments:

File to convert, or <&STDIN to read from STDIN.

Optional. Filehandle glob to which output should be sent (*STDOUT to write to STDOUT).

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