Find out if a module is installed in perl

module_exists(){ perl -e 'use '$1 2>/dev/null; }
This version uses a bash function and does not print the path to the module.
Sample Output
$ module_exists diagnostics && echo yes || echo no

$ module_exists beeblebrox && echo yes || echo no

2013-01-11 14:47:07

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tonny · 3 weeks and 2 days ago
This is always a problem of society, we only have to check with temple run 3
tonny · 3 weeks and 2 days ago

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