There are 6 other file types using
the PL file extension!

empty - Harvard palette file

empty - Interleaf printerleaf (or WorldView) format file

empty - PROLOG language source code file

empty - TeX property list font metric file

empty - BRL-CAD 2D and 3D plot file

empty - Fractal Zplot palette file

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PL file extension - Perl script language source code

What is pl file? How to open pl files?

File type specification:

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

pl file icon: pl filetype icon

The pl file extension is associated with Perl, 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.

The pl extension is rare on the web, because Perl scripts are usually served as cgi. Perl is popular enough that there are a few out there, though. Although Perl won't let you insert code into static HTML pages, it does have a library specifically for generating web pages.

Using the Perl CGI library, you can generate all the parts of each web page using a specialized function; a command to generate the tag  etc. So, you don't have to use "print" to generate every single line of code, which must be handy.

MIME types:

The default software associated to pl file type:

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

Perl  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:

Perl is programming language that runs on over over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes.

Help how to open PL files:

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

How to convert file with extension PL:

There is no way how to convert *.pl files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .pl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pl file, edit pl file, convert pl file, view pl file, play pl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 of the pl files.

  • Open pl file
  • Edit pl file
  • Create pl file

Software that open pl file - Perl script language source code

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pl file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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


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