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Details of the .perl file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .perl file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .perl file?
  • What program do I need to open a .perl file?
  • How can the .perl file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .perl?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .perl extension?
  • How can I convert .perl files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .perl?

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0 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database

.pl file extension details

Perl Script

.pl
Perl Script .pl file icon
Description:
Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
Category: Development files
Application: Perl
Mime-type: application/x-perl
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PL aliases:
perl, prl
PL related links:
-
PL related extensions:
Common Gateway Interface

PHP Script

Python Script

JRun Server Application

Fly Script

TCL Script

Velocity Macro File

Unix Shell Script

Perl Module

AWK Script

Other types of files may also use the .perl file extension.

.perl file extension error

The .perl file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

per, pel, prl, perm, prel, erl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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PEX Report
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open .perl file

Can't open a .perl file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.perl

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .perl file association, check the FAQ.

.perl file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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