CPAN to MetaCPAN auto redirect for Chrome released

Like most of you, I prefer MetaCPAN over CPAN. The biggest issue I had was any google search and older blog posts all linked directly to CPAN.

I found 'MetaCPAN Helper' on the Chrome Web Store however using it caused google to pop up a page about me being redirected whenever I clicked on a CPAN link costing me a few extra seconds to get where I wanted to go. Like many of you I thought this was unacceptable so a little while back I created my own extension that does not have this issue.

What the extension does is rewrite all search.cpan.org url's to search.mcpan.org without any…

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