A perl file extension is related to the Perl programming language. A perl file stores Perl program source code.

There is one other file type using
the PERL file extension!

empty icon.perl - Bart ransomware affected file

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Software that open perl file

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PERL file extension - Perl source code

What is perl file? How to open perl files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The perl file extension is used for source code files written in the Perl programming language.

Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language. It is used for mission critical projects in the public and private sectors and is widely used to program web applications of all needs.

MIME types:

Updated: March 10, 2020

The default software associated to open perl file:

Perl Code Editor picture or screenshot

Perl Code Editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
The Software Group

Perl Code Editor  includes features such as:

  • Syntax Coloring
  • Bookmarks
  • Auto Indenting
  • Line Ending Conversion (Unix to Windows)
  • Drag and Drop Support
  • Goto Line by Line Number
  • Handles .pl and .cgi files
  • Context (right click) menu

Sublime Text icon

Sublime Text  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor used to write source codes in various programming languages. It is a great tool for programmers and offers great feature and performance. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Help how to open:

You can view and edit *.perl files in any text editor.

How to convert:

There is probably no real way how you can convert this particular file type to anything else.

Related links:

Perl website

List of software applications associated to the .perl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open perl file, edit perl file, convert perl file, view perl file, play perl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting perl files.

Software that open perl file - Perl source code

Programs supporting the exension perl on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open perl file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with perl file by default:
Perl Code Editor
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Other suggested software:
Atom small icon Atom

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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