Filename Extensions
If you are seeking information about file extensions, then you are in the right place at right time.

Details of extension .pl

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .pl file?
  • Which program can create the .pl file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .pl format?
  • What can convert .pl files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pl extension?

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

Perl Script .pl file icon

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
Application: Perl
Program name: perl.exe
Mime-type: application/x-perl
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
perl, prl
Related extensions:
Common Gateway Interface
PHP Script
Python Script
JRun Server Application
Fly Script
TCL Script
Velocity Macro File
Unix Shell Script
Perl Module
SWI-Prolog Source Code .pl file icon

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.
Category: Development files
Application: SWI-Prolog
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
SWI-Prolog Quick Load File

Other types of files may also use the .pl file extension. If you have helpful information about .pl extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

List and Label Preview
Adobe Audition v3 Peak File
Valve Hammer Object Layout
PTC Creo Model File
Lightscape Preparation File
FreePascal Source Code
Pascal/Delphi Source Code
GNU Gettext Portable Object
Perl Module

The .pl filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ol (14), ll (9), pk (8), pm (6), pi (6), pp (5), lp (5), po (4)

Can't open a .pl file?

If you want to open a .pl file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .pl association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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