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PL file extension

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

  • What is the .pl file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pl file?
  • How can the .pl file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .pl files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

✅ Perl Script

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.
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

✅ SWI-Prolog Source Code

PL file is a SWI-Prolog Source Code. SWI-Prolog offers a comprehensive Free Software Prolog environment, licensed under the Lesser GNU Public License.
Application: SWI-Prolog
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PL aliases:
PL related links:
PL related extensions:
SWI-Prolog Quick Load File

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

🚫 The .pl file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ll, lp, ol, p1, pi, pk, pm, po, pp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe Audition v3 Peak File
List and Label Preview
PM Bitmap Image
iPi Calculation Data
Lightscape Preparation File
GNU Gettext Portable Object
Blazing Paddles Bitmap
Valve Hammer Object Layout
FreePascal Source Code
FM Towns Bitmap Image

🔴 Can't open a .pl 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:


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 .pl file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 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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