I am using Flycheck using use-package like so:

(use-package flycheck
  :ensure t

I followed https://randstructure.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/using-emacs-flycheck-with-perl-and-perlbrew/ and tried adding the


and it does not work.

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(use-package flycheck
  :ensure t
  :init (global-flycheck-mode)
  (setq flycheck-perl-include-path '("/home/your/path/lib" 

You can also set include paths per project or directory. Add a directory local variable flycheck-perl-include-path with a list of directory strings. Or just create a .dir-locals.el file with

  (flycheck-perl-include-path . ("../lib/" "path/to/you/lib"))))
  • One, I think there is an extra set of outer parens that are not needed. Two, I am getting error: "Symbol’s function definition is void: flycheck-perl-include-path". Suggestions?
    – mpersico
    Aug 24, 2021 at 14:34
  • I think extra parens are needed. For e.g., if your directory has multiple languages, you need to set ((cperl-mode ...) (python-mode ...)) etc... I am not sure about the symbol's def void error.
    – rajashekar
    Aug 24, 2021 at 14:42
  • Ah, ok on the extra parens then. I'll have to investigate the other issue.
    – mpersico
    Aug 24, 2021 at 17:37

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