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Langue: en

Version: 2006-04-27 (fedora - 01/12/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


tkpp - frontend to pp written in Perl/Tk




Tkpp is a GUI frontend to pp, which can turn perl scripts into stand-alone PAR files, perl scripts or executables.

Below is a short explanation of all available screen elements; it is also displayed from the "Help" - "Help Contents" menu item.

Source file

The file you want to pack.

Output file (--output, --par, --perlscript)

The file you want the source file packed as. This option recognizes the ".par", ".pl" and executable extensions, and supplies the corresponding build option automatically.

Use icon (--icon)

The icon file you want your output file to use. This option will only work when building Microsoft Windows ".exe" files. Currently, this option only accepts ".ico" files.

Add modules/files (--add)

Add the specified items into the package, along with their dependencies. Multiple items should be seperated by a comma (",") or semicolon (";").

Exclude modules (--exclude)

Exclude the given module from the dependency search path and from the package. Multiple modules should be seperated by a comma (",") or semicolon (";").

Scan dependencies (--compile, --execute, --noscan)

Specify the dependency scanning method to use. See pp for explanations of the options.

GUI (--gui)

Build an executable that does not have a console window. This option is only applicable on Microsoft Windows, and is ignored when the output file is a ".par" file.

Log (--log)

Log the output of packaging to a file. The log file, tkpp.log, will be written in the user's home directory.

Verbose (--verbose)

Increase verbosity of output; from 1 to 3, 3 being the most verbose. This option is ignored if logging is not enabled.


Starts building the package.

File Menu->Preferences

Specify the location to perl and pp. They must be set before Tkpp will build anything. The Tkpp configuration file, .tkpprc, is stored in the user's home directory.


I write code for a living not literature, so any misspelled words in any comments or anything, whoops ;)


pp, PAR


Tkpp was written by Doug Gruber. In the event this application breaks, you get both pieces ;) Copyright 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 by Doug Gruber <doug(a)>, Audrey Tang <>.

Neither this program nor the associated pp program impose any licensing restrictions on files generated by their execution, in accordance with the 8th article of the Artistic License:

     "Aggregation of this Package with a commercial distribution is
     always permitted provided that the use of this Package is embedded;
     that is, when no overt attempt is made to make this Package's
     interfaces visible to the end user of the commercial distribution.
     Such use shall not be construed as a distribution of this Package."

Therefore, you are absolutely free to place any license on the resulting executable, as long as the packed 3rd-party libraries are also available under the Artistic License.

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

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