The Archive::Zip module allows a Perl program to create, manipulate, read, and write Zip archive files without calling an external program. Members can be added, removed, extracted, replaced, rearranged, and enumerated. They can also be renamed or have their dates, comments, or other attributes queried or modified. Their data can be compressed or uncompressed as needed, and members can be created from members in existing Zip files, or from existing directories, files, or strings.
The CPAN shell (and module) automates or at least simplifies the building and installation of Perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP, LWP, and certain external download clients to fetch distributions from the Internet. Then it automatically tests and installs them and their dependencies.
libsrs2 is the next generation SRS library. SPF verifies that the Sender address of an email message matches (according to some policy) the client IP address that submitted it. When a message is forwarded, the sender address must be rewritten to comply with SPF policy. The Sender Rewriting Scheme, or SRS, provides a standard for this rewriting that is not vulnerable to attacks by spammers, is easy to parse by common mail filters, and handles multiple hops neatly and safely.
Algorithm::Diff is a Perl module for computing the difference between two files, two strings, or any other two lists of things. It uses an intelligent algorithm similar to (or identical to) the one used by the Unix `diff' program. It is guaranteed to find the smallest possible set of differences.
Amethyst started as a port of Infobot to POE, continuing as a generic bot core with the ability to handle multiple connections using different protocols (not necessarily IRC) and soft route the incoming messages through a number of processing centres. One of these processing centres contains much of the original Infobot core.
The TunePimp library is an audio file tagging library that uses MusicBrainz for track identification/lookup. It will attempt to automatically identify the files, and will present the user with possible matches for files that are not automatically identified. Once the files are identified, it writes new metadata tags to the music files and writes the files to a user-defined directory hierarchy. It supports WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC files.
JSON::XS implements JSON for Perl. Unlike other modules, its primary goal is to encode to syntactically correct JSON and flag invalid JSON while decoding. It ensures round-trip integrity of data types while being intuitive to use. Currently being the fastest of the JSON encoders available for Perl, it supports a variety of format options, such as single-line, ASCII-only, or pretty-printed, and can be tuned for speed or memory usage. It comes with a wealth of documentation describing usage and implementation details.