File Extension PL

File type: Perl Script

About the PL file type:

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The PL file extension stands for Perl Script. This is used in the Perl programming and development environment written in the Perl language. The program may be compiled and executed on UNIX system as well as on other Operating Systems with Perl installed on them. This program is often used in the creation and development of small functions; however, it may also be used for creating more advanced programs. It is also commonly used by many Web servers.

Detailed information for file extension PL

Category: Developer Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: Edit with a text editor, Run using a Perl compiler
Open with Linux: Perl (installed on most Unix and Linux systems)
The Perl programming and development environment typically begins with the #!/usr/local/bin/perl. This signals the computer to launch the script in Perl. Files using the PL file extension may be edited or modified; however, a Perl script interpreter is required to execute these files. The file extension PL is also used by other file formats such as Unix Color Plot File and Prolog Source Code File.