.pl

File Type 1 Perl Script IconPerl Script
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Program written in Perl that can be compiled and run on a Unix system or any other operating system that has Perl installed on it; often used for creating small functions, but can be used to create more advanced programs as well; commonly used by Web servers.

Typically begins with #!/usr/local/bin/perl, which tells the computer to run the script using Perl.

Open With
Windows

IconPerl

IconStrawberry Perl

IconActiveState ActivePerl

macOS

IconPerl

IconActiveState ActivePerl

IconLate Night Affrus

Unix

IconPerl

IconActiveState ActivePerl

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconUnix Color Plot File
File Format Standard (developed by BRL-CAD)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

2D or 3D image plot created with BRL-CAD, a combinatorial Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) solid modeling system; typically generated with MGED (Multi-Device Geometry Editor), included in the BRL-CAD software package.

Important: PL files can be converted to standard .PNG image files using BRL-CAD's pl-fb and fb-png commands.

Open With
Windows

IconBRL-CAD

macOS

IconBRL-CAD

Unix

IconBRL-CAD

Updated 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconProlog Source Code File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Contains program source code written in Prolog, a declarative programming language often used for artificial intelligence applications and teaching purposes; can be edited with a text editor and compiled with a Prolog interpreter.

Prolog is an abbreviation for "Programmation en Logique."

Open With
Windows

IconSWI-Prolog

IconStrawberry Prolog

IconPDC Visual Prolog

macOS

IconSWI-Prolog

Unix

IconSWI-Prolog

IconStrawberry Prolog

Updated 2007
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