whichdll - Find dynamic libraries in the appropriate path
$ whichdll xml2 $ whichdll -a xml2 # print all matches $ whichdll -a \* # print all DLLs $ whichdll -s xml2 # silent mode
whichdll is a command line interface to FFI::CheckLib. It can be helpful in determining the location of dynamic libraries installed on your system. Its primary purpose is to be used in debugging issues related to FFI::CheckLib, or FFI::Platypus. The command takes one or more arguments, which are treated as library names. The
whichdll script will find the platform specific names in the appropriate places if they can be found in the system path. Thus when you search for
foo you will get a result like
libfoo.so.1.2.3 on Linux,
foo.dll on Windows,
foo.bundle on OS X,
cygfoo-1.0.dll on Cygwin, etc., with the appropriate full path.
By default duplicates due to duplicate paths or symlinks will be removed. You can see them using the
-x option. For example on Debian:
$ ./bin/whichdll -a xml2 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.9.4 $ ./bin/whichdll -a -x xml2 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.9.4 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.9.4 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.9.4
You can use the wildcard
* to print all libraries. This implies the
Print all matches instead of just the first one.
Include Perl Alien in search, if available
No output, just return 0 if any of the DLLs are found, or 1 if none are found.
Prints version and copyright notice and exits.
Do not prune duplicates.
Graham Ollis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2018-2022 by Graham Ollis.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.