(Convert POD data to the HTML macro language thread.)


pod2thread [-chn] [-s style] [-t title] [input [output]]


pod2thread is a front-end for Pod::Thread and its subclasses. It uses that module to generate thread source from POD source.

input is the file to read for POD source (the POD can be embedded in code). If input isn't given, it defaults to STDIN. output, if given, is the file to which to write the thread output. If output isn't given, the output is written to STDOUT.


-c, --contents

Generate a table of contents as the first section of the resulting thread file, with links to each top-level heading.

-n, --navbar

Generate a navigation bar at the top of the resulting thread file, with links to each top-level heading.

-h, --help

Print out usage information and exit.

-s style, --style=style

In the generated thread source, include a reference to the style sheet style. If this option is not given, no style sheet reference will be included.

-t title, --title=title

Use title as the title of the page rather than looking for a NAME section in the POD document.


If pod2thread fails with errors, see Pod::Thread and Pod::Parser for information about what those errors might mean. Internally, it can also produce the following diagnostic:

Can't close %s: %s
Can't open %s: %s

(F) The specified file, given on the command line as the POD source, could not be opened or closed.

Unknown option: %s

(F) An unknown command line option was given.

In addition, other Getopt::Long error messages may result from invalid command-line options.


Pod::Thread, Pod::Parser, spin(1)

Current versions of this program are available from my web tools page at <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/web/>. spin is available from the same page.


Russ Allbery <rra@cpan.org>.


Copyright 2002, 2013 Russ Allbery <rra@cpan.org>

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

Last spun 2014-04-21 from POD modified 2014-04-14