PL file format description

Many people often share .pl files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .pl files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .pl files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .pl files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .pl file format.

7 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pl - Perl Script

The PL development files are related to Perl. The PL file is a 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.

Category:Development files
Magic:- / -
Aliases:perl, prl

Perl Script related extensions:

  • ephtml Enhanced Perl-parsed HTML
  • p5 Perl v5 Script
  • ph Perl Header
  • pl6 Perl v6 Script
  • pm Perl Module
  • pm5 Perl 5 Module

.pl - SWI-Prolog Source Code

The PL development files are related to SWI-Prolog. The PL file is a SWI-Prolog Source Code. SWI-Prolog offers a comprehensive Free Software Prolog environment, licensed under the Lesser GNU Public License.

Category:Development files
Magic:- / -

SWI-Prolog Source Code related extensions:

  • plrc SWI-Prolog Personal Initialisation Data
  • qlf SWI-Prolog Quick Load File

.pl - TeX Property List

The PL data files are related to teTeX. The PL file is a TeX Property List. TeX is a typesetting system which was designed and written by Donald Knuth.

Category:Data files
Magic:- / -

TeX Property List related extensions:

  • aux LaTeX Auxiliary Data
  • bbl BibTeX Bibliographic Reference
  • bib BibTeX Document
  • bst BibTeX Document Style
  • cls LaTeX Document Class Data
  • dfu LaTeX Font Encoding Data

.pl - Fractal Zplot Palette Data

The PL data files are related to Fractal Zplot. The PL file is a Fractal Zplot Palette Data. Fractal Zplot is an interactive program for generating fractal images.

Application:Fractal Zplot
Category:Data files
Magic:- / -

Fractal Zplot Palette Data related extensions:

  • inst RMCProfile Instrument Data
  • pcd ChemSep Pure Compound Data
  • bta Bend-Tech v3 Assembly File
  • gts7 Topcon Link GTS-7 Raw Data
  • vlx SlickEdit Lexer Definition
  • khub Offline Course Player Data

.pl - BRL-CAD 2D Plot Data

The PL data files are related to BRL-CAD. The PL file is a BRL-CAD 2D Plot Data. BRL-CAD is a constructive solid geometry (CSG) solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) system.

Category:Data files
Magic:- / -

BRL-CAD 2D Plot Data related extensions:

  • brl BRL-CAD Document
  • g BRL-CAD Geometry Document
  • pix BRL-CAD RAW Image

.pl - Interleaf WorldView Printerleaf Data

The PL document files are related to Interleaf WorldView. The PL file is an Interleaf WorldView Printerleaf Data. WorldView is a comprehensive electronic document distribution system which enables customers to transform various types of electronic data into collections of interrelated information for distribution online, by CD-ROM, diskette or other media type for viewing on PCs and Workstations. The Interleaf WorldView seems to be no longer supported.

Application:Interleaf WorldView
Category:Document files
Magic:- / -

Interleaf WorldView Printerleaf Data related extensions:

  • gwb Interwrite Presentation Document
  • rptdocument BiRT Report Document
  • ssn Samsung S Note File
  • vtml VirtualTourist Markup Language Document
  • bobo ClarisWorks Data
  • ydo Yarston Text Editor Document

.pl - Harvard Graphics Palette Data

The PL data files are related to Harvard Graphics. The PL file is a Harvard Graphics Palette Data. Harvard Graphics is a pioneering graphic presentation program developed for DOS and later for Microsoft Windows.

Application:Harvard Graphics
Category:Data files
Magic:- / -

Harvard Graphics Palette Data related extensions:

  • sas7sdmd SAS v7 Sequential Access File Data Mining Database
  • ofn Microsoft Office FileNew File
  • ph Windows Help Phrase-table Data
  • freshcontact Navigon Mobile Navigator Contact Data
  • rfs Samsung RFS Image
  • wzcloud WinZip Cloud Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .pl file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .pl extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .pl files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .pl files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .pl file

To set the .pl file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .pl file association. Many applications can open .pl files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .pl file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

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?

There is a possibility that the .pl filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .pl:

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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