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Wednesday October 08, 2003
01:05 PM

Firebird Search Plugin for CPAN

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I have no idea if this has been done before, I haven't had time to catch up on use.perl for over a month :( However, in case it isn't, I'll throw it here.

Firebird has a neat little search box at the top right of its UI. The content of what appears there is controlled by what's in $FIREBIRD_DIR/searchplugins. You can add as many as you want, using a really weird (but usable) syntax. It comes with Google and DMOZ (clicking on the icon in the box allows you to choose the one you want).

I added a CPAN search one. You can grab it from along with its icon Drop those in the aforementionned folder, restart Firebird and voilà! you can search CPAN. The icon is the book that does the A in the CPAN logo, credit goes to whoever did that.

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