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App::Cmd::Command::commands(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation App::Cmd::Command::commands(3pm)


App::Cmd::Command::commands - list the application's commands


version 0.334


This command will list all of the application commands available and their abstracts.


This module has a long-term perl support period. That means it will not require a version of perl released fewer than five years ago.

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.



This is the command's primary method and raison d'etre. It prints the application's usage text (if any) followed by a sorted listing of the application's commands and their abstracts.

The commands are printed in sorted groups (created by "sort_commands"); each group is set off by blank lines.


  my @sorted = $cmd->sort_commands(@unsorted);

This method orders the list of commands into groups which it returns as a list of arrayrefs, and optional group header strings.

By default, the first group is for the "help" and "commands" commands, and all other commands are in the second group.

This method can be overridden by implementing the "commands_groups" method in your application base clase.


Ricardo Signes <>


This software is copyright (c) 2021 by Ricardo Signes.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

2021-08-23 perl v5.32.1