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Look up Perl documentation in .pod format. More information:

  • View documentation for a builtin [f]unction, a [v]ariable or an [a]PI:

perldoc -{{f|v|a}} {{name}}

  • Search in the question headings of Perl FAQ:

perldoc -q {{regex}}

  • Send output directly to stdout (by default, it is send to a pager):

perldoc -T {{page|module|program|URL}}

  • Specify the language code of the desired translation:

perldoc -L {{language_code}} {{page|module|program|URL}}