in reply to Setting Devel::Cover options for a web application
I tend to use a Makefile* for running coverage reports. Here's a relevant snippet:
OPENCMD = open BROWSER = /Applications/Safari.app clean: cover -delete test: prove cover.pl cover: make clean PERL5OPT=-MDevel::Cover=+ignore,.*\.t,-ignore,prove make test 2>&1 cover make report report: $(OPENCMD) $(BROWSER) cover_db/coverage.html
Customized a bit for a Mac, but the relevant parts are the PERL5OPTS ENV I'm setting, which points out how to ignore things using -ignore and +ignore - as long as you know the syntax it's expecting, the docs should clear things up. In a nutshell, I'm telling Devel::Cover to ignore my .t files, as well as the prove utility. Fascinating yes, but like you, that's not what I really care about :)
You don't necessarily need a Makefile for this, simply typing the following into an appropriate command line** will work***, too:
$ PERL5OPT=-MDevel::Cover=+ignore,.*\.t,-ignore,prove prove
Update: changed the PERL5OPT line a bit, added a little more explanation.
* I'm not great with Makefiles, but the above works for me.
** i.e. some unixish shell, other OSes may not let you specify environment variables like that.
*** assuming your test files are in `cwd` and named *.t.
s**lil*; $*=join'',sort split q**; s;.*;grr; &&s+(.(.)).+$2$1+; $; = qq-$_-;s,.*,ahc,;$,.=chop for split q,,,reverse;print for($,,$;,$*,$/)