use Pod::Text::Termcap; my $parser = Pod::Text::Termcap->new (sentence => 0, width => 78); # Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT. $parser->parse_from_filehandle; # Read POD from file.pod and write to file.txt. $parser->parse_from_file ('file.pod', 'file.txt');
This module uses Term::Cap to find the correct terminal settings. See the documentation of that module for how it finds terminal database information and how to override that behavior if necessary. If unable to find control strings for bold and underscore formatting, that formatting is skipped, resulting in the same output as Pod::Text.
The current version of this module is always available from its web site at <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/podlators/>. It is also part of the Perl core distribution as of 5.6.0.