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catalyst - Bootstrap a Catalyst application
catalyst.pl [options] application-name
'catalyst.pl' creates a skeleton for a new application, and allows you
to upgrade the skeleton of your old application.
-force don't create a .new file where a file to be created exists
-help display this help and exit
-makefile only update Makefile.PL
-scripts only update helper scripts
application-name must be a valid Perl module name and can include "::",
which will be converted to '-' in the project name.
To upgrade your app to a new version of Catalyst:
catalyst.pl -force -scripts MyApp
The "catalyst.pl" script bootstraps a Catalyst application, creating a
directory structure populated with skeleton files.
The application name must be a valid Perl module name. The name of the
directory created is formed from the application name supplied, with
double colons replaced with hyphens (so, for example, the directory for
"My::App" is "My-App").
Using the example application name "My::App", the application directory
will contain the following items:
a skeleton README file, which you are encouraged to expand on
a changes file with an initial entry for the creation of the
Makefile.PL uses the "Module::Install" system for packaging and
distribution of the application.
lib contains the application module ("My/App.pm") and subdirectories
for model, view, and controller components ("My/App/M", "My/App/V",
root directory for your web document content. This is left empty.
a directory containing helper scripts:
helper script to generate new component modules
runs the generated application within a Catalyst test server,
which can be used for testing without resorting to a full-blown
web server configuration.
runs the generated application as a CGI script
runs the generated application as a FastCGI script
runs an action of the generated application from the command
t test directory
The application module generated by the "catalyst.pl" script is
functional, although it reacts to all requests by outputting a friendly
Neither "catalyst.pl" nor the generated helper script will overwrite
existing files. In fact the scripts will generate new versions of any
existing files, adding the extension ".new" to the filename. The
".new" file is not created if would be identical to the existing file.
This means you can re-run the scripts for example to see if newer
versions of Catalyst or its plugins generate different code, or to see
how you may have changed the generated code (although you do of course
have all your code in a version control system anyway, don't you ...).
Catalyst Contributors, see Catalyst.pm
This library is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
perl v5.20.2 2011-07-19 CATALYST(1p)
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